- a black vinifera grape grown for table use.
- the vine itself.
- (lowercase) a cucumber pickle; gherkin.
Origin of Cornichon
1965–70; < French: literally, little horn, equivalent to corne horn + -ichon diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for cornichon
It is used especially for the Cornichon and Malaga in rich soil.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
My friend Cornichon, who is a goldsmith, works as long as a painter or a smith.A Tramp's Wallet
Cornichon made complaints about the 'Abbe Huff,' as he called him.Barry Lyndon
William Makepeace Thackeray
I could restore you your youth,' she said to Cornichon, 'or your beauty,' turning to Toupette. '
I quite forgot to fix the time when Cornichon should in his turn grow young.
- a type of small gherkin