Definition of gherkin in English:

gherkin

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’.

Pronunciation

gherkin

/ˈɡəːkɪn/