[jahr-dn-eer, zhahr-dn-yair]


an ornamental receptacle or stand for holding plants, flowers, etc.
various vegetables diced and boiled or glazed, used for garnishing meat or poultry.

Origin of jardiniere

1835–45; < French, feminine of jardinier gardener, equivalent to Old French jardin garden + -ier -ier2
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Related Words for jardiniere

urn, jar, pot, vessel, ewer, amphora, crater, jardiniere, krater

Examples from the Web for jardiniere

Historical Examples of jardiniere

  • So, instead of scolding him about the jardiniere, I assumed that it was an accident.

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  • The bedding is of home manufacture, the jardiniere too, is of modelling clay, gaily painted with water colors.

  • Cook the tongue as before, fix it in your dish upon mashed potatoes, and serve with a jardiniere sauce (No. 100) round it.

British Dictionary definitions for jardiniere



an ornamental pot or trough for plants
a garnish of fresh vegetables, cooked, diced, and served around a dish of meat

Word Origin for jardinière

C19: from French, feminine of jardinier gardener, from jardin garden
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Word Origin and History for jardiniere

ornamental flower stand, 1841, from French jardinière "flower pot; female gardener, gardener's wife," noun use of fem. of adjective jardinier "of the garden," from jardin (see garden (n.)).

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