cornichon

noun
cor·​ni·​chon | \ kȯr-nē-ˈshōn How to pronounce cornichon (audio) , kȯr-nē-ˈshōⁿ \

Definition of cornichon

: a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon

Examples of cornichon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the olive oil, shallot, capers, cornichons, parsley, mustard and vinegar and mix well to combine; the gribiche should be the consistency of paste. Olga Massov, chicagotribune.com, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 6 Nov. 2019 Pâté, coarsely textured and studded with pistachios, is served on toast with honey, pickled mushrooms, cornichons and a quince puree, a nice balancing of salty, savory and sweet. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Now in its third home, Metro Bis in Simsbury offers five-star harmony of setting, service and food," 18 Sep. 2019 David Darrigade, a regular since his father took him there in the 1980s, still feels excitement when the jar of cornichons hits the table at the beginning of a meal. Brett Anderson, New York Times, "L’Express, the Beloved Montreal Bistro Where So Much Began," 24 Dec. 2019 Add the olive oil, shallot, capers, cornichons, parsley, mustard and vinegar and mix well to combine; the gribiche should be the consistency of paste. Olga Massov, chicagotribune.com, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 6 Nov. 2019 Add the olive oil, shallot, capers, cornichons, parsley, mustard and vinegar and mix well to combine; the gribiche should be the consistency of paste. Olga Massov, chicagotribune.com, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 6 Nov. 2019 Add the olive oil, shallot, capers, cornichons, parsley, mustard and vinegar and mix well to combine; the gribiche should be the consistency of paste. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 4 Nov. 2019 Flavorful pork shoulder does most of the work here in the taste department, along with briny, delightful gribiche (French egg sauce with capers and cornichons). Olga Massov, chicagotribune.com, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 6 Nov. 2019 The cutlet is served alongside gribiche, a French cold egg sauce spiked with capers, cornichons, shallot and herbs, and lemony mustard greens, which cut through the richness of meat with their punchy, herbaceous notes and bright acidity. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "Fry to greater heights with this crispy restaurant-worthy pork milanese," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cornichon

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cornichon

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

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cornichon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornichon. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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