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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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values of infected samples were 2 to 3 times higher than that of healthy/buffer control samples, which is indicated by high contrast yellow colour (yellowish green) developed by the CMV infected gherkin plants in ELISA (Fig.
Finely chop gherkins and add to bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix.
But the gherkin is the unsung hero and that's why I've put one up there.
The Safra Group will reportedly acquire the 590-foot office tower at 30 St Mary Axe from the building's receivers Deloitte LLP, who were appointed by the building's lenders to sell the Gherkin in July this year.
The 40-storey Gherkin skyscraper was put up for sale last week with the landmark building expected to attract interest from around the world, joint agents Savills and Deloitte Real Estate said.
The Gherkin was designed by world-renowned architect Foster and Partners and reached practical completion in December 2003, officially opening in April 2004.
Built on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, the Gherkin stands almost 600 feet high, three times as tall as Niagara Falls, but without the tacky gift shops.
This is great news for the organic gardener, especially if you are fond of small gherkin pickles or want something interesting to add to stir-fries and vegetable stews.
for instance, is to leave for its new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art glass building, popularly known as "the gherkin.
The careers adviser for Careers Wales came up with the idea when she was taking part in the Gherkin Challenge - a race up the famous London building in aid of the same cause last year.
When shown pictures of iconic British landmarks, 39 per cent of Scots did not recognise St Andrews golf course, and a quarter of Londoners couldn't name the Gherkin.
HOME TEAM BURGER (serves 4) INGREDIENTS FOR THE BURGER: 4 packets of brioche buns 900g of minced beef (80% meat and 20% fat) 100g of bone marrow 8 slices of mature cheddar cheese FOR THE ONION RELISH: 500g of sliced raw white onion 10ml of olive oil 10g of whole grain mustard FOR THE BURGER SAUCE: Ketchup English mustard 1 large gherkin METHOD: 1.