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Souse - Glossary Term

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This term is used as a reference to several different meanings. Most often Souse will refer to the process of pickling a food in a brine solution or vinegar. Pickled foods, such as soused herrings, soused mackerel or the food dish Souse of Solz, a pickled meat specialty. Souse can also refer to the brine or vinegar solution used to pickle the various foods. A third meaning for the term is used in reference to a person who consumes too much alcohol and becomes drunk. A drunken person is then considered to be "soused" which is also a similar reference to stating the person is "pickled" or become overly inebriated.