One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Japanese side dish of pickled vegetables, usually served with rice.
relish, chutney, chow chow, piccalilli, sauerkrautView synonyms
- ‘Thirty thousand shoppers come here weekly in search of everything from green tea and tsukemono (pickled vegetables) to paper lanterns.’
- ‘All types of tsukemono are available commercially but many people make pickles at home because it's so inexpensive and easy.’
- ‘Indeed, there are scores of different kinds of tsukemono and tsukudani served in Japanese restaurants and homes.’
- ‘And so, from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries, tsukemono were truly an essential part of the Japanese diet.’
- ‘Each region has its own pickling methods, but incontestably, Kyoto is the king of tsukemono.’
Japanese, from tsukeru ‘pickle’ + mono ‘thing’.
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