Definición de gherkin en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈɡərkən/


1A small variety of cucumber, or a young green cucumber used for pickling.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • That was a thick baguette, holed out and stuffed with ham, cheese, gherkins, parsley, cream cheese and boiled eggs, all chopped up.
  • Serve with salad, gherkins and cold sliced cured meats and ham.
  • Fresh cucumbers and gherkins, canned vegetables, and sunflower oil, exported within the fixed quotas, are exempt from custom duties.
2A trailing plant with cucumberlike fruits used for pickling.
  • Cucumis anguria, family Cucurbitaceae.
2.1The fresh or pickled fruit of the gherkin.


Early 17th century: from Dutch augurkje, gurkje, diminutive of augurk, gurk, from Slavic, based on medieval Greek angourion 'cucumber'.

Palabras que riman con gherkin

firkin, jerkin, merkin, Perkin

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División en sílabas: gher·kin

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