garnish


1gar·nish

verb \ˈgär-nish\

: to put something on (food) as a decoration; also : to be added as a decoration to (food)

Full Definition of GARNISH

transitive verb
1
a :  decorate, embellish
b :  to add decorative or savory touches to (food or drink)
2
:  to equip with accessories :  furnish
3
:  garnishee

Examples of GARNISH

  1. Chocolate curls garnished the cake.
  2. <a chef who never served any dish without first garnishing it>

Origin of GARNISH

Middle English, from Anglo-French garniss-, stem of garnir to warn, equip, garnish, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German warnōn to take heed — more at warn
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with GARNISH

2garnish

noun

: something (such as small pieces of fruit, chopped herbs, etc.) that is put on food as a decoration

Full Definition of GARNISH

2
:  something (as lemon wedges or parsley) used to garnish food or drink
3
a :  an unauthorized fee formerly extorted from a new inmate of an English jail
b :  a similar payment required of a new worker

Examples of GARNISH

  1. <added a garnish of parsley to the plate before serving it>

First Known Use of GARNISH

1596

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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