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gar·nish

 (gär′nĭsh)
tr.v. gar·nished, gar·nish·ing, gar·nish·es
1.
a. To enhance in appearance by adding decorative touches; embellish: a coat that was garnished with a fur collar.
b. To decorate (prepared food or drink) with small colorful or savory items: garnished the potatoes with parsley.
2. Law
a. To seize (property such as wages) by garnishment.
b. To serve (someone) with papers announcing the garnishment of that person's property in order to satisfy a debt.
n.
An ornamentation or embellishment, especially one added to a prepared food or drink for decoration or added flavor.

[Middle English garnishen, from Old French garnir, garniss-, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

garnish

(ˈɡɑːnɪʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to decorate; trim
2. (Cookery) to add something to (food) in order to improve its appearance or flavour
3. (Law) law
a. to serve with notice of proceedings; warn
b. obsolete to summon to proceedings already in progress
c. to attach (a debt)
4. slang to extort money from
n
5. a decoration; trimming
6. (Cookery) something, such as parsley, added to a dish for its flavour or decorative effect
7. obsolete slang a payment illegally extorted, as from a prisoner by his jailer
[C14: from Old French garnir to adorn, equip, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German warnōn to pay heed]
ˈgarnisher, ˈgarnishor n

gar•nish

(ˈgɑr nɪʃ)
v.t.
1. to provide or supply with something ornamental; decorate.
2. to provide (a food) with something that adds flavor, decorative color, etc.: garnished the punch with fruit.
n.
4. something placed around or on a food or in a beverage to add flavor, decorative color, etc.
5. adornment; decoration.
6. Chiefly Brit. a fee formerly demanded of a new convict or worker by the warden, boss, or fellow prisoners or workers.
[1300–50; < Old French garniss- (extended s. of garnir, guarnir to furnish < Germanic)]

Garnish

 a set of dishes, etc., for the table.
Examples: garnish of vessels, 1440.

garnish


Past participle: garnished
Gerund: garnishing

Imperative
garnish
garnish
Present
I garnish
you garnish
he/she/it garnishes
we garnish
you garnish
they garnish
Preterite
I garnished
you garnished
he/she/it garnished
we garnished
you garnished
they garnished
Present Continuous
I am garnishing
you are garnishing
he/she/it is garnishing
we are garnishing
you are garnishing
they are garnishing
Present Perfect
I have garnished
you have garnished
he/she/it has garnished
we have garnished
you have garnished
they have garnished
Past Continuous
I was garnishing
you were garnishing
he/she/it was garnishing
we were garnishing
you were garnishing
they were garnishing
Past Perfect
I had garnished
you had garnished
he/she/it had garnished
we had garnished
you had garnished
they had garnished
Future
I will garnish
you will garnish
he/she/it will garnish
we will garnish
you will garnish
they will garnish
Future Perfect
I will have garnished
you will have garnished
he/she/it will have garnished
we will have garnished
you will have garnished
they will have garnished
Future Continuous
I will be garnishing
you will be garnishing
he/she/it will be garnishing
we will be garnishing
you will be garnishing
they will be garnishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garnishing
you have been garnishing
he/she/it has been garnishing
we have been garnishing
you have been garnishing
they have been garnishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garnishing
you will have been garnishing
he/she/it will have been garnishing
we will have been garnishing
you will have been garnishing
they will have been garnishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garnishing
you had been garnishing
he/she/it had been garnishing
we had been garnishing
you had been garnishing
they had been garnishing
Conditional
I would garnish
you would garnish
he/she/it would garnish
we would garnish
you would garnish
they would garnish
Past Conditional
I would have garnished
you would have garnished
he/she/it would have garnished
we would have garnished
you would have garnished
they would have garnished

garnish

To enhance a dish with edible decorations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garnish - something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decorationgarnish - something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
topping - a flavorful addition on top of a dish
2.garnish - any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
Verb1.garnish - take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"
confiscate, impound, sequester, seize, attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
2.garnish - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foodsgarnish - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
dress out, dress - kill and prepare for market or consumption; "dress a turkey"
dress - put a dressing on; "dress the salads"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

garnish

noun
1. decoration, ornament, embellishment, adornment, ornamentation, trimming, trim Reserve some watercress for garnish.
verb
1. decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, deck, festoon, trim, bedeck She had prepared the vegetables and was garnishing the roast.
decorate strip, spoil, denude

garnish

verb
To furnish with decorations:
Translations
بَرْقَشَه، زينَهيُبَرْقِش، يُزَيِّن
oblohaobložitozdobit
garneregarneringpyntpynte
köret
skreytaskreyting
garnējumsgarnētrotājumsrotāt
garnitürgarnitürlemeksüssüslemek

garnish

[ˈgɑːnɪʃ]
A. N (Culin) → aderezo m, adorno m
B. VTaderezar, adornar (with con)

garnish

[ˈgɑːrnɪʃ]
vt [+ dish] → garnir
ngarniture f

garnish

vtgarnieren, verzieren; (fig) story also, styleausschmücken
nGarnierung f

garnish

[ˈgɑːnɪʃ]
1. n (Culin) → decorazione f
2. vt to garnish (with)guarnire (con)

garnish

(ˈgaːniʃ) verb
to decorate (a dish of food). Parsley is often used to garnish salads.
noun
(an) edible decoration added to food.
References in classic literature ?
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
This opportunity came before tea: I secured five minutes with her in the housekeeper's room, where, in the twilight, amid a smell of lately baked bread, but with the place all swept and garnished, I found her sitting in pained placidity before the fire.
All round, her unpanelled, open bulwarks were garnished like one continuous jaw, with the long sharp teeth of the sperm whale, inserted there for pins, to fasten her old hempen thews and tendons to.
His conversation was in free and easy defiance of Murray's Grammar,[1] and was garnished at convenient intervals with various profane expressions, which not even the desire to be graphic in our account shall induce us to transcribe.
The quaint windows are filled with little panes, and garnished with white muslin curtains, and brightened with boxes of blooming flowers.
In the meantime, his son, whose head was garnished with tenderer spikes, and whose young eyes stood close by one another, as his father's did, kept the required watch upon his mother.
He had exchanged his shirt of mail for an under tunic of dark purple silk, garnished with furs, over which flowed his long robe of spotless white, in ample folds.
At one end of the court was a platform, and on the platform stood an amber throne supported by four ebony columns, garnished with pearls and diamonds.
At these words all turned round, and perceived that the speaker was a man clad in what seemed to be a loose black coat garnished with crimson patches like flames.
About this time, when he was somewhere between forty and fifty, du Bousquier's appearance was that of a bachelor of thirty-six, of medium height, plump as a purveyor, proud of his vigorous calves, with a strongly marked countenance, a flattened nose, the nostrils garnished with hair, black eyes with thick lashes, from which darted shrewd glances like those of Monsieur de Talleyrand, though somewhat dulled.
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
replied D'Artagnan, "for my part, I am eating veal garnished with shrimps and vegetables.