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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small prickly cucumber; Any of various small cucumbers pickled whole.

Usage examples (38)
  • The name gherkin is applied to small pickling cucumbers.
  • FLY ON THE WALL also wins the award for "most divinely picklish use of the word gherkin in all of lit'rature!"
  • The gherkin is a small thick oval-shaped species of cucumber with
  • Perhaps I was using 'gherkin' as an adjective, Zod? for more
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  • Someone might eat a "gherkin" (a kind of pickle) while wearing a "jerkin" (a sleeveless jacket).
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