Definition of "brine" [brine]

  • Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially sodium chloride. (noun)
  • The water of a sea or an ocean. (noun)
  • A large body of salt water. (noun)
  • Salt water used for preserving and pickling foods. (noun)
  • To immerse, preserve, or pickle in salt water. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brine" in a sentence
  • "Canned green jackfruit in brine is the young and unripe version of this world's largest fruit, and what you want for this recipe (not the ripe kind you see in with the canned fruit!)."
  • "The chicken is soaked in brine for extra juiciness and de-boned for easy eating."
  • "I just find that many of these wines pick up a certain freshness and brine from the sea air they grow so close to, which just naturally well with raw fish."