gherkin

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier Dutch gurken ‎(small pickled cucumber), shortened form of Saterland Frisian augurk, perhaps from Byzantine Greek ἀγγούριον ‎(angoúrion, cucumber), equivalent to gher +‎ -kin, or alternatively as plural gherk +‎ -en[1].

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gherkin ‎(plural gherkins)

  1. A small cucumber, often pickled whole.

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=gherkin

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