garnish garnish  /ˈɡɑr nɪʃ/


  1. (n) something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration
  2. (n) any decoration added as a trimming or adornment
  3. (v) take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
  4. (v) decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods


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  1. In a few hours those strands will garnish a medallion of tilefish wrapped around fresh soba noodles and simmered in a broth perfumed with green tea.
  2. Next comes a dash of spicy mint chutney and a splash of red tamarind sauce, and garnish of sliced onions.
  3. To get the property, agents had had to scurry as far afield as Rio de Janeiro, and had had to garnish their cash with promises.


  1. Cherokee hopes to make inmates pay their own way

    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could make the inmates housed in its future jail pay — literally. The tribe is considering a plan to garnish casino dividends of tribal members who find themselves spending quality time in Cherokee’s clink to help cover their room and board.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Smoky Mountain News

  2. Vermont restaurant scene benefits when New York's talented chefs trade city life for the country

    Chef Wesley Genovart learned to forage for ingredients when he worked at Mugaritz, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Errenteria, Spain. Outside SoLo, his Vermont restaurant in South Londonderry, he picks wild sedum, a creeping herb he uses as a garnish.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Burlington Free Press


  1. "Brett had his two hard-boiled eggs, a little bit of orange juice," Mangini said with the slightest grin. "There was a garnish, I think, and some hashbrowns. And I can take you through minute-by-minute after that."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Eric Mangini Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We just needed the food to be good and hot," the elder Grant Achatz says. "He wanted to garnish it with orange rinds."
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Grant Achatz Source: FOXNews

  3. "When you have a character-based series, the audience really wants to be with those characters," Kelley said. "It's not that you can't introduce new ones. In fact, it's a good thing. But you have to introduce them almost as a garnish to the...
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: David E Kelley Source: Newsday

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