[ kawr-ni-shon ]

  1. a black vinifera grape grown for table use.

  2. the vine itself.

  1. (lowercase) a cucumber pickle; gherkin.

Origin of Cornichon

1965–70; <French: literally, little horn, equivalent to cornehorn + -ichon diminutive suffix

Words Nearby Cornichon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Cornichon in a sentence

  • Cornichon lives in room number thirty-six on the third floor of a furnished lodging house in the street du Petit Lion.

    A Tramp's Wallet | William Duthie
  • Cornichon and Toupette were intended by Selnozoura to become husband and wife, as soon as they were old enough.

  • Cornichon is taller and more manly than he was an hour ago, and Toupette no longer looks like a little girl.'

  • It was hopeless for Cornichon to try to console her during the journey with the reasons he had given the day before.

  • A murmur of curiosity arose from the crowd, while Cornichon and Toupette trembled with astonishment.

British Dictionary definitions for cornichon


/ (ˈkɔːnɪˌʃɒn) /

  1. a type of small gherkin

Origin of cornichon

French: gherkin

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