verb (used with object)
- garnet, henry highland,
Origin of garnish
Examples from the Web for garnish
Chill them in the ice water, strain, pat dry, and reserve for the garnish.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook|Daniel Boulud|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And just how many young drug dealers even have bank accounts, or paychecks to garnish?Should People Be Forced to Buy Liability Insurance for their Guns?|Megan McArdle|December 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.
Strain over crushed ice and garnish with a lime wedge and maraschino cherry.
Finish with Angostura bitters and garnish with a lemon wheel.
Pour the gravy hot round the cutlets, and garnish with little bunches of curled parsley.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
Put a slice of terrine de foie gras on top, garnish with peas au beurre and Julienne potatoes.
Stuffed olives are used principally in sauces, or as a garnish for meats and fish.
Always serve either cream or tomato sauce with croquettes and cutlets and garnish them with parsley or cress.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
Sprinkle with salt, and serve them on a napkin, or as a garnish.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
- to serve with notice of proceedings; warn
- obsolete to summon to proceedings already in progress
- to attach (a debt)
Word Origin for garnish
late 14c., from Old French garniss-, present participle stem of garnir "provide, furnish; fortify, reinforce," from a Germanic stem related to Proto-Germanic *warnejan "be cautious, guard, provide for" (cf. Old High German warnon "to take heed," Old English warnian "to take warning, beware;" see warn). Sense evolution is from "arm oneself" to "fit out" to "embellish," which was the earliest meaning in English, though the others also were used in Middle English. Culinary sense of "to decorate a dish for the table" predominated after c.1700. Older meaning survives in legal sense of "warning of attachment of funds" (1570s). Related: Garnished; garnishing.
late 14c., "set of tableware" (probably a dozen; usually pewter), from garnish (v.). Sense of "embellishments to food" is from 1670s.