fines herbes

plural noun
\ fēn-ˈzerb How to pronounce fines herbes (audio) , fē-ˈnerb How to pronounce fines herbes (audio) \

Definition of fines herbes

: a mixture of herbs used as a seasoning or garnish

Examples of fines herbes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French: Classic French cooking often includes herbs de provence, a mix comprised of basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme, and fines herbes, which includes parsley, tarragon, chervil and chives. cleveland, "Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of fines herbes

circa 1750, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fines herbes

borrowed from French, literally, "fine herbs"

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“Fines herbes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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