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[gahr-ni-cher, -choo r]
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  1. something that garnishes; decoration; adornment.
  2. Armor. a set of plate armor having pieces of exchange for all purposes.

Origin of garniture

1525–35; < French, equivalent to Middle French garni(r) to garnish + -ture noun suffix; see -ure
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Examples from the Web for garniture

Historical Examples

  • Just go and have a look at that garniture de cheminée yonder.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Such as these would buy and sell his pictures for garniture and household-stuff.

  • Some of this garniture had been removed, others softened into cheeriness and comfort.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Isabel and Elizabeth are the same name with differences of garniture.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

  • Mushrooms and lemon in slices may be added to the garniture.

    The Feasts of Autolycus</p>

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

British Dictionary definitions for garniture


  1. decoration or embellishment

Word Origin

C16: from French, from garnir to garnish
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