Definition of gherkin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːkɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrkɪn//
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  1. 1 (British English) (North American English pickle) a small cucumber that has been preserved in vinegar before being eaten
  2. 2 (North American English) a small cucumber
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Dutch augurkje, gurkje, diminutive of augurk, gurk, from Slavic, based on medieval Greek angourion ‘cucumber’.
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