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Something that garnishes; an embellishment.

[French, from Old French, from garnir, to garnish; see garnish.]
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(Art Terms) decoration or embellishment
[C16: from French, from garnir to garnish]
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(ˈgɑr nɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

something that garnishes; decoration.
[1525–35; < French, = Middle French garni(r) to garnish + -ture n. suffix]
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 the furniture or appurtenances of a table; a kitchen or its apparatus; the harness of a horse or mule.
Examples: garniture of a boiler, 1878; of the kitchen, 1532; of mules, 1670; of sapphires, 1753; of vases—BBC-TV programme, 1983; of violets, 1897.
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He hurried along the terrace-walk, and darted up a flight of broad steps leading into an old and gloomy hall, whose walls were ornamented with rusty suits of armour, antlers, weapons of the chase, and suchlike garniture. Here he paused, but not long; for as he looked round, as if expecting the attendant to have followed, and wondering she had not done so, a lovely girl appeared, whose dark hair next moment rested on his breast.
While they were thus employed, a tallish gentleman with a hook nose and black hair, dressed in a military surtout very short and tight in the sleeves, and which had once been frogged and braided all over, but was now sadly shorn of its garniture and quite threadbare-- dressed too in ancient grey pantaloons fitting tight to the leg, and a pair of pumps in the winter of their existence--looked in at the door and smiled affably.
Just go and have a look at that garniture de cheminee yonder.
Bagnet, assisted by the younger branches (who polish their own cups and platters, knives and forks), makes all the dinner garniture shine as brightly as before and puts it all away, first sweeping the hearth, to the end that Mr.
A little gurgling sound ascended to the young man's window, and made him feel as if the fountain were an immortal spirit that sung its song unceasingly and without heeding the vicissitudes around it, while one century imbodied it in marble and another scattered the perishable garniture on the soil.
A garniture of three Spode match pots circa 1821-23 sold for PS2,100.
According to a Harper's Bazaar article, The Gold Rush written by Joni Miller in 1992: "Embellishing foods with precious metals is a centuries-old tradition that originated in the East, where it served as a symbol of hospitality and wealth, a garniture to honour the presence of a special guest at the table.
of natural law [was] 'not much more than literary garniture'
Altaf Shakoor the wrong policies of the provincial government of Sindh has already devastated garniture sector in the province.
He recalls a "dear fellow," Cuthbert, with "reddening face / Beneath its garniture of curly gold," almost feeling "him fold / An arm in mine to fix me to the place, / That way he used" (11.
A 19th-century Ashford marble and pietra dura clock and obelisk garniture inlaid with morning glory, pansies, fuchsias and snowdrops.