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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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A Californian classic using pickled red onion instead of gherkin, topped with guacamole
Ingredients 1tsp olive oil 4 long green chillies sliced 4 x 180g hamburgers 4 buns, halved 1/4 iceberg lettuce, finely shredded 8 slices of American cheese, the same size as the hamburgers 4 gherkins quartered lengthways into spears For the Chipotle Mayo: 90g chipotle in adobo sauce (many larger supermarkets will have a version of this) 170g mayonnaise 40g tomato ketchup Method 1.
6 Divide the lettuce, red onion, tomatoes and gherkins between plates.
Place the gherkins, cut-side down, on the barbecue for about 90 seconds or until well charred.
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Zoo has proposed a cheeky change to London's Gherkin.
Remove the pan from the heat, then add the capers, gherkins, and season to your taste.
Burr gherkins do not have the same long, narrow shape as the better-known French gherkins, but instead are round and covered in edible dull "spikes," strongly resembling green .
These include: Tramezzini Ei (hard-boiled eggs, chives, mustard and Italian spices); Tramezzini Tiroler (smoked Tyrolean ham, gherkins, pickled onions, fresh peppers, hard-boiled eggs); Tramezzini Diavolo (fiery pickled peppers, fresh peppers, gherkins, hard-boiled eggs, herbs and spices) and Tramezzini Thunfisch (tuna fish and olives in mayonnaise.
From an Associated Foreign Press story, datelined Paris, on McDonald's response to anti-globalist attacks: "The chain's restaurants across France are swapping gherkins for courgettes (zucchini) in their burgers and promoting nuggets of ratatouille (a traditional vegetable stew with olive oil) and black currant-flavored ice cream, in a campaign designed to bring out the flavors of the south of France.