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 Place 1 cornichon at one end of each yolk, creating a stem. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Smokey Pumpkin Deviled Eggs," 7 Sep. 2020 Cut cornichon in half lengthwise, then crosswise, creating 24 pieces. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Smokey Pumpkin Deviled Eggs," 7 Sep. 2020 Divide sliced meat among the 6 bottom roll pieces, then garnish with cornichons, jalapeño and watercress. Replace top pieces of rolls and serve. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Finger sandwiches save the day," 6 Dec. 2019 Combine the egg, cornichons and dill in a medium bowl. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to upgrade your sandwich with clever twists on 5 classics," 22 Aug. 2019 Combine the egg, cornichons and dill in a medium bowl. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 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,, "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,, "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

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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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“Cornichon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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