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Definition of "garnish" []

  • To enhance in appearance by adding decorative touches; embellish: a coat that was garnished with a fur collar. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate (prepared food or drink) with small colorful or savory items: garnished the potatoes with parsley. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To garnishee. (verb-transitive)
  • Ornamentation; embellishment. (noun)
  • An embellishment added to a prepared food or drink for decoration or added flavor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garnish" in a sentence
  • "This, he said, was what they call garnish, and concluded with advising his new customer to draw his purse upon the present occasion."
  • "And two slices on fresh avocado on top for garnish is cool too."
  • "Some of my favorite additives are, pickle juice, A1 only a dab and the garnish is everything …."