bouquet garni

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noun bou·quet gar·ni \ -gär-ˈnē \

Definition of bouquet garni

plural bouquets garnis play \-ˈkā(z)-gär-ˈnē\
:an herb mixture that is either tied together or enclosed in a porous container and is cooked with a dish but removed before serving

Origin and Etymology of bouquet garni

French, literally, garnished bouquet


BOUQUET GARNI Defined for English Language Learners

bouquet garni

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Definition of bouquet garni for English Language Learners

  • : 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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