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English definition of “gherkin”

gherkin

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɜː.kɪn/ us    /ˈɡɝː-/
a small type of cucumber (= a long, thin, green vegetable) that is often pickled (= preserved in vinegar): a pickled gherkinTypes of vegetablePlants in general
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