Cornichon

Cornichon

[kawr-ni-shon]
noun
1.
a black vinifera grape grown for table use.
2.
the vine itself.
3.
(lowercase) a cucumber pickle; gherkin.

Origin:
1965–70; < French: literally, little horn, equivalent to corne horn + -ichon diminutive suffix

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cornichon (ˈkɔːnɪˌʃɒn)
 
n
a type of small gherkin
 
[French: gherkin]

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Main Entry:  cornichon
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a tiny tart gherkin cucumber pickle, a traditional accompaniment to pâté
Etymology:  French for 'gherkin'
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