cor·​ni·​chon kȯr-nē-ˈshōn How to pronounce cornichon (audio)
: a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon

Examples of cornichon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After letting the pickling permeate the whites, add a mixture of mayonnaise, cornichons, horseradish, dill, and mustard. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 This version from The Ribbon Midtown in New York City gets a tangy twist thanks to a sauce made with two types of vinegar, cornichons and ketchup. People Staff, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Step 1Make Tuna Salad: Combine tuna, celery, parsley, dill, scallions, lemon juice, mayonnaise, cornichons, pickle relish, and mustard in a bowl. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 2 May 2023 Step 2Combine tuna, mayonnaise, celery, cornichons, scallions, pickle relish, mustard, lemon juice, parsley, and dill in a bowl. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 2 May 2023 Make bite-size versions with cornichons. Hollyanna McCollom, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Feb. 2023 The pork chop is mighty fine, too, thanks to its thick cut and a drape of cornichon-crisped charcuterie sauce. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 Make these monstrous wraps come to life with sliced Cheddar, olives, and cornichon pickles! Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 25 Aug. 2020 Besides the cheesemaker’s Classic Mount Raclette, a gift box contains one individual-sized melting pan and spatula plus four tea-light candles to slowly melt the cheese, along with a jar of cornichon pickles and a box of Potter’s crackers. From Contributors and Staff, Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornichon was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Cornichon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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