American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A West Indian vine (Cucumis anguria) having prickly mature fruits that are sold as curiosities. The immature fruits are widely used for pickling.
- n. The fruit of this plant. Also called gooseberry gourd.
- n. A small cucumber, especially one used for pickling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small-fruited variety of the cucumber, or simply a young green cucumber of an ordinary variety, used for pickling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A kind of small, prickly cucumber, much used for pickles.
- n. (Zoöl.) See Sea gherkin.
- n. any of various small cucumbers pickled whole
- n. small prickly cucumber
- From earlier Dutch plural of gurk (="cucumber"), shortened form of East Frisian augurk (Wiktionary)
- Dutch gurken, pl. of gurk, cucumber, short for agurk, possibly from Polish ogorek, perhaps from Late Greek angourion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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