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Gherkin vs. Cucumber

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Gherkinnoun

A small cucumber, often pickled whole.

Cucumbernoun

A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus.

Gherkinnoun

(slang) The penis.

Cucumbernoun

The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.

Gherkinnoun

A kind of small, prickly cucumber, much used for pickles.

Cucumbernoun

A creeping plant, and its fruit, of several species of the genus Cucumis, esp. Cucumis sativus, the unripe fruit of which is eaten either fresh or picked. Also, similar plants or fruits of several other genera. See below.

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Gherkinnoun

See Sea gherkin.

Cucumbernoun

a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit

Gherkinnoun

any of various small cucumbers pickled whole

Cucumbernoun

cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

Gherkinnoun

small prickly cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears usually cylindrical fruits, which are used as vegetables. Considered an annual plant, there are three main varieties of cucumber — slicing, pickling, and burpless/seedless — within which several cultivars have been created.

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Gherkinnoun

the small green fruit of a plant related to the cucumber, used for pickling.

Gherkinnoun

the trailing plant that bears gherkins.

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