- 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
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So, instead of scolding him about the jardiniere, I assumed that it was an accident.Dear Enemy
The bedding is of home manufacture, the jardiniere too, is of modelling clay, gaily painted with water colors.A Catalogue of Play Equipment
Jean Lee Hunt
Cook the tongue as before, fix it in your dish upon mashed potatoes, and serve with a jardiniere sauce (No. 100) round it.The Gastronomic Regenerator:
- an ornamental pot or trough for plants
- a garnish of fresh vegetables, cooked, diced, and served around a dish of meat
C19: from French, feminine of jardinier gardener, from jardin garden
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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