(UK, informal) The building at 30 St Mary Axe, a distinctively-shaped skyscraper in London, England.
Other Word Forms of Gherkin
Origin of Gherkin
Dutch gurken pl. of gurk cucumber short for agurk possibly from Polish ogorek perhaps from Late Greek angourion
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From earlier Dutch plural of gurk (="cucumber"), shortened form of East Frisian augurk
Presumably after the shape of the building, which is like that of a gherkin.
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