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bouquet garni

[ boh-keygahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee ]
/ boʊˈkeɪ gɑrˈni, bu-; French bu kɛ garˈni /
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noun, plural bou·quets gar·nis [boh-keyzgahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee]. /boʊˈkeɪz gɑrˈni, bu-; French bu kɛ garˈni/.
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.
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Origin of bouquet garni

From French, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at bouquet, garnish
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British Dictionary definitions for bouquet garni

bouquet garni
/ (ˈbuːkeɪ ɡɑːˈniː) /

noun plural bouquets garnis (ˈbuːkeɪz ɡɑːˈniː)
a bunch of herbs tied together and used for flavouring soups, stews, etc

Word Origin for bouquet garni

C19: from French, literally: garnished bouquet
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