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gherkingher‧kin /ˈɡɜːkɪn $ ˈɡɜːr-/ noun [countable]  pickles.jpg DFFa small type of cucumber that has been preserved in vinegar to make a type of pickle
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gherkinChips have lots of vitamin C and gherkins are fat-free, but mix with jacket spuds and calorie-free salads.Pâté with sliced egg and gherkin.Pizza Roll - spicy chopped pork with hunks of garlic salami, black olives, red popper and gherkins.Divide one tablespoon of chopped gherkins among the toasts and serve.Pierce 2 olive halves and one gherkin with halved cocktail sticks and put in orange to make porcupines' eyes and nose.Actually, a damn sight more than from that stiff gherkin Smott.Garnish with gherkins and cherry tomatoes.
Gherkin, thethe GherkinGherkin, the  a very tall office building in London, designed by the British architect Sir Norman Foster, and completed in 2004. Some people think it looks like a gherkin because of its shape. The official name of the building is the Swiss Reinsurance Tower. It is also known more informally as the Swiss Re Building.
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