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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Greenhorn (A).
 
A simpleton, a youngster. French, Cornichon (a cornicle or little horn), also a simpleton, a calf.   1
        “Panurge le veau cocquart, cornichon, escorne … viens ici nous ayder, grand veau plourart.” etc.”—Rabelais, book iv. chap. xxi.
 


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