Gherkin



the small, immature fruit of a variety of cucumber, used in pickling.
Also called bur gherkin, gooseberry gourd, West Indian gherkin. the small, spiny fruit of a tropical vine, Cucumis anguria, of the gourd family, used in pickling.
the plant yielding this fruit.
a small pickle, especially one made from this fruit.
Historical Examples

Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914 Various
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914 Various
Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart John McDouall Stuart
Mark Twain’s Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Mountebank William J. Locke
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914 Various
Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode Harriet A. de Salis
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 2, 1914 Various
The Modern Housewife or, Menagere Alexis Soyer

noun
the immature fruit of any of various cucumbers, used for pickling

a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Cucumis anguria
the small edible fruit of this plant

noun
the Gherkin, an informal name for Swiss Re Tower
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