bouquet garni

bou·​quet gar·​ni | \ bō-ˈkā-gär-ˈnē How to pronounce bouquet garni (audio) , bü- \
plural bouquets garnis\ bō-​ˈkā(z)-​gär-​ˈnē How to pronounce bouquet garni (audio) , bü-​ \

Definition of bouquet garni

: an herb mixture that is either tied together or enclosed in a porous container and is cooked with a dish but removed before serving

Examples of bouquet garni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the stew is done, discard the bouquet garni, taste and season with more salt, if desired. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2021 Add the bouquet garni, reserved marinade and potato. Julia Moskin, charlotteobserver, 10 Apr. 2018 Return the oxtail to the pan, in a single layer if possible, and add the bouquet garni. Bill St. John,, 25 Apr. 2018 Remove and discard celery (if using) and bouquet garni. Julia Moskin, charlotteobserver, 10 Apr. 2018 Or the bouquet garni of herbs and vegetables that gives the soup stock extra depth and flavor. Janet H. Cho,, 15 Dec. 2017 Pour the stock into the lamb casserole and tuck in the bouquet garni. Daniel Neman, sacbee, 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bouquet garni

circa 1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bouquet garni

French, literally, garnished bouquet

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English Language Learners Definition of bouquet garni

: a bunch of herbs that are tied together or put in a cloth bag and cooked with food to add flavor but removed before the food is served

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