Meaning of gherkin in English:

gherkin

Pronunciation /ˈɡəːkɪn/

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noun

  • 1The small green fruit of a plant related to the cucumber, used for pickling.

  • 2The trailing plant that bears gherkins.

    Cucumis anguria, family Cucurbitaceae

Origin

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