verb (used with object)
- garnet, henry highland,
Origin of garnish
Examples from the Web for ungarnished
There was nothing for it but to turn from the ungarnished sideboard and face her again.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Besides, you want the unvarnished and ungarnished truth, and I'm no hand for that.The Man in Lower Ten|Mary Roberts Rinehart
If you hear these rumours again, meet them with a flat, ungarnished denial.The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton|Mrs. Russell Barrington
These ungarnished, clear words, which offer nothing new, still contain as much as may be said and explained.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Wesley's own ungarnished account fixes the exact date of one of the most significant events in modern Church history.Fletcher of Madeley|Frederic W. Macdonald
- 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.