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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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gar•ni•ture(ˈgɑr nɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)
something that garnishes; decoration.
[1525–35; < French, = Middle French garni(r) to garnish + -ture n. suffix]
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Garniturethe 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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