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 Then pour over the roasted potatoes and garnish with the cornichon. Beth Segal, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2021 Place 1 cornichon at one end of each yolk, creating a stem. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, 7 Sep. 2020 Cut cornichon in half lengthwise, then crosswise, creating 24 pieces. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, 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, 6 Dec. 2019 Combine the egg, cornichons and dill in a medium bowl. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, 22 Aug. 2019 Combine the egg, cornichons and dill in a medium bowl. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 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,, 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,, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 4 Jul. 2022.

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