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gherkin

(gûr`kĭn), species of gourdgourd
, common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.
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 of the cucumber genus.

gherkin

a. a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Cucumis anguria
b. the small edible fruit of this plant
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30 St Mary Axe, better known by its nickname Gherkin, is one of the most eye-catching buildings on the London skyline.
Peel the gherkins or cucumber in a zebra pattern and cut on a diagonal into half moons.
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INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) # 4 x175-200g seabass fillets with the skin on # 880g waxy potatoes such as ratte, charlotte or anya # Extra virgin olive oil # Small handful of gherkins # Small handful of anchovies # Small handful of capers # Large handful of basil
As gherkins are not available all year round in Germany, the company has diversified to produce preserved fruits to fill its lines for the rest of the year.
His wife, Harmanna, has told of past eccentric behaviour including his purchase of 30 jars of pickled gherkins on a single shopping trip.
Divide the burgers, salad and gherkins between 4 plates and serve.
Place the onion, herbs, capers and gherkins on a chopping board together and chop finely.