[boh-key gahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee]
- a small bundle of herbs, as thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and the like, often tied in a cheesecloth bag and used for flavoring soups, stews, etc.
Origin of bouquet garni
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The French wielder of the bouquet-garni, in default of more bloodthirsty entertainment, would be delighted by them.Our Stage and Its Critics
"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
- a bunch of herbs tied together and used for flavouring soups, stews, etc
C19: from French, literally: garnished bouquet
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