n. Food that's been pickled. 2. The brine used in pickling. 3. A pork luncheon meat bound with a brine-based gelatin mixture. 4. A drunkard. souse v. To pickle food.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.