• (verb-transitive): To enhance in appearance by adding decorative touches; embellish: a coat that was garnished with a fur collar.
  • (verb-transitive): To decorate (prepared food or drink) with small colorful or savory items: garnished the potatoes with parsley.
  • (verb-transitive): Law To garnishee.
  • (noun): Ornamentation; embellishment.
  • (noun): An embellishment added to a prepared food or drink for decoration or added flavor.
  • (noun): Slang An unwarranted fee, such as one extorted from a new prisoner by a jailer.

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  • (noun): any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
  • (noun): something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
  • (verb): decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
  • (verb): take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support; "His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt"

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Garnish may refer to:

Garnishment, withholding of one's wages by one's employer to pay one's debt owed to a third party
Garnish Island, is an island in Glengarriff harbour (County Cork, Ireland) which is a popular tourist attraction.
Garnish, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Garnish (fee), a fee paid by a new prisoner to other prisoners upon arrival at a jail
Garnish (food), a substance used primarily as an embellishment or decoration to a prepared food or drink item
Cocktail garnish, decorative ornaments that add character or style to a mixed drink
Garnish, an aspect of military camouflage

Example Sentences

  • This, he said, was what they call garnish, and concluded with advising his new customer to draw his purse upon the present occasion.

  • And two slices on fresh avocado on top for garnish is cool too.

  • Some of my favorite additives are, pickle juice, A1 only a dab and the garnish is everything ….

  • Well, actually the onion garnish is made a day ahead. you can use the pickled onions for up to 5 days, on other stuff, too, says Ms. Madison.

  • I'm not sure); the possible avocado garnish is rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, and they are a great source of potassium, and of course last but not least any meal or dish with loads of veggies helps fight cancers such as colo-rectal cancer ...

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