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cornichon

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noun cor·ni·chon \kȯr-nē-ˈshōⁿ\

Definition of cornichon

  1. :  a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon



Origin and Etymology of cornichon

French, gherkin, literally, little horn, diminutive of corne horn


First Known Use: 1928


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