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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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Generously spread the mayonnaise inside, then cram the full with the lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and scampi.
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A roving survey was conducted in the districts of Southern Karnataka viz., Bangalore urban, Bangalore rural, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Tumkur and also in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh to study the incidence of cucumber mosaic virus disease in Gherkin crop.
6 Complete by placing top half on each bun, and serve with a gherkin spear on the side.
Very finely chop the drained gherkins and add to the bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper.
6 Divide the lettuce, red onion, tomatoes and gherkins between plates.
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One of the consumers asked if the fastfood chain used only gherkins in their burgers so they wouldn't be considered confectionary, to which the company replied that they didn't, News.com.au reported.
"We know it is audacious, but let us be honest - penguins are a lot more interesting than gherkins," said zoo spokesperson Emma Edwards.
"We know it's audacious, but let's be honest -- penguins are a lot more interesting than gherkins!"
For pepper chutney: 1 red onion, sliced; 4 red peppers, finely sliced; garlic clove, sliced; 8 gherkins, chopped; 1 tbs capers, 100g demarera, 100ml red wine vinegar, 1 finely chopped birds eye chilli TV Rimmer on seasonal Cheshire.