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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gherkin  \Gher"kin\  (g[~e]r"k[i^]n),  n.  [D.  agurkje  a  dim.  akin 
  to  G.  gurke,  Dan.  agurke  cf  Pol.  og['o]rek,  Bohem.  okurka 
  LGr.  'aggoy`rion  watermelon,  Ar  al-khiy[=a]r,  Per. 
  khiy[=a]r.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  kind  of  small  prickly  cucumber,  much  used  for 
  pickles. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Sea  gherkin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gherkin 
  n  1:  any  of  various  small  cucumbers  pickled  whole 
  2:  small  prickly  cucumber 




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