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Definition to decorate or adorn something (most typically food with another food); or the item added for decoration
  • She garnished the plate with parsley.
garnished = decorated or adorned
  • She used parsley as garnish.
  • garnish = an item added for decoration
  • It is an integral ingredient, not a garnish.
  • And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty...
    2 Chronicles 3:6 (KJV)
  • On the table was a roast sirloin of pork, garnished with shamrocks.
    O. Henry  --  The Four Million
  • ...a tall lank gentleman of solemn features, wearing spectacles, and garnished with much less hair than a gentleman bordering on forty, or thereabouts, usually boasts,
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • The quaint windows are filled with little panes, and garnished with white muslin curtains, and brightened with boxes of blooming flowers.
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • the whip, which was garnished with a massive horse's head of plated metal
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • His bedroom was the simplest room of all — except where the dresser was garnished with a toilet set of pure dull gold.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • garnished = decorated
  • Cover the filled chiles with this nut sauce and garnish with the pomegranates.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • garnish = decorate and embellish
  • On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d'oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • garnished = decorated
  • Printed on it are processed meats, cold cuts as tall as he is, reds and pinks, gray at the edges, garnished with parsley sprigs the size of shrubs.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He was likewise furnished with a felt hat well garnished with turnpike tickets; and a carter's whip.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Garnishing the inevitable platter of broiled fish was a necklace of mushrooms.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She garnished it liberally with whipped cream, plunked two spoons on the table, sat down and indicated that Francie do the same.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Then I garnish it with a cut-up strawberry.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Garnish with crisp lettuce and stuffed olives (if desired).
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • Zeus be my witness, and the table garnished for true friends, and Odysseus' own hearth- by heaven, all I say will come to pass!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The voice at the end of the bed said: "Meanwhile here is a quick and attractive lemon garnish suitable for any sea food."
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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