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gher·kin / ˈgərkin/ • n. 1. a small variety of cucumber, or a young green cucumber used for pickling. ∎  a pickle made from such a cucumber. 2. a trailing plant (Cucumis anguria) of the gourd family with cucumberlike fruits used for pickling. ∎  the fresh or pickled fruit of this plant. ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Dutch augurkje, gurkje, diminutive of augurk, gurk, from Slavic, based on medieval Greek angourion ‘cucumber.’

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gherkin XVII(girkin). — early mod. Du. *(a)gurkkijn (now gurkje, augurkje), dim. of (a(u))gurk; ult. — Slav. word repr. by Pol. ogórek, Russ. oguréts; deriv. with dim. suffix of late Gr. aggoúrion.

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gherkin Young green cucumber of a small variety (Cucumis anguira), used mainly for pickling.

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gherkin (gûr´kĬn), species of gourd of the cucumber genus.

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