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gherkin

noun gher·kin \ˈgər-kən\

: a small cucumber that is used to make pickles

Full Definition of GHERKIN

1
a :  a small prickly fruit used for pickling; also :  a pickle made from this fruit
b :  the slender annual vine (Cucumis anguria) of the gourd family that bears gherkins
2
:  the immature fruit of the cucumber especially when used for pickling

Origin of GHERKIN

Dutch gurken, plural of gurk cucumber, ultimately from Middle Greek agouros
First Known Use: 1661

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