[ jahr-dn-eer, zhahr-dn-yair ]
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  1. an ornamental receptacle or stand for holding plants, flowers, etc.

  2. 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 jardingarden + -ier-ier2

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How to use jardiniere in a sentence

  • 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.

  • A clump of blood root in a small jardiniere is as decorative as the expensive plants one may see in the home of some friend.

  • We were opposite the Belle jardiniere, the clothiers; he wanted to rig me out.

    Serge Panine, Complete | Georges Ohnet
  • He had pushed that big green jardiniere off the window-sill and broken it into five hundred pieces.

    Dear Enemy | Jean Webster

British Dictionary definitions for jardinière


/ (ˌʒɑːdɪˈnjɛə) /

  1. an ornamental pot or trough for plants

  2. a garnish of fresh vegetables, cooked, diced, and served around a dish of meat

Origin of jardinière

C19: from French, feminine of jardinier gardener, from jardin garden

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