Definition of gherkin in English:

gherkin

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Pronunciation: /ˈgəːkɪn
 
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noun

  • A small variety of cucumber, or a young green cucumber used for pickling: [mass noun]: pâté with sliced egg and gherkin
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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