gherkin

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

gher·kin

noun \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

Rhymes with GHERKIN

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ghetto (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: ghenting
All Words Near: gherkin

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up gherkin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More