Definition of garnish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

garnish

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːnɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrnɪʃ//
 
 
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[countable, uncountable] a small amount of food that is used to decorate a larger dish of food a garnish of tomato Keep some olives to one side for garnish. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘equip, arm’): from Old French garnir, probably of Germanic origin and related to warn. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.
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