Gherkin vs Cucumber - What's the difference?

gherkin | cucumber |

Gherkin is a see also of cucumber.

As nouns the difference between gherkin and cucumber

is that gherkin is a small cucumber, often pickled whole while cucumber is (botany) a vine in the gourd family, cucumis sativus .

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Alternative forms

* (l) (chiefly archaic)


(en noun)
  • A small cucumber, often pickled whole.
  • cucumber


    (en noun)
  • A vine in the gourd family, Cucumis sativus .
  • The edible fruit of this plant, having a green rind and crisp white flesh.
  • Synonyms

    * cuke (informal)

    Derived terms

    * Armenian cucumber () * cool as a cucumber * exploding cucumber * squirting cucumber

    See also

    * courgette * gherkin * marrow * pickle * squash * zucchini