Origin of Cornichon

1965–70; < French: literally, little horn, equivalent to corne horn + -ichon diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cornichon

Historical Examples of cornichon

  • It is used especially for the Cornichon and Malaga in rich soil.

  • My friend Cornichon, who is a goldsmith, works as long as a painter or a smith.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for cornichon


  1. a type of small gherkin

Word Origin for cornichon

French: gherkin
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