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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.
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gherkin

a. a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Cucumis anguria
b. the small edible fruit of this plant
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