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Cornichon

[kawr-ni-shon] /ˈkɔr nɪˌʃɒn/
noun
1.
a black vinifera grape grown for table use.
2.
the vine itself.
3.
(lowercase) a cucumber pickle; gherkin.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < French: literally, little horn, equivalent to corne horn + -ichon diminutive suffix
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cornichon

/ˈkɔːnɪˌʃɒn/
noun
1.
a type of small gherkin
Word Origin
French: gherkin
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Contemporary definitions for Cornichon
noun

a tiny tart gherkin cucumber pickle, a traditional accompaniment to pâté

Word Origin

French for 'gherkin'

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