Definition of jardinière in English:

jardinière

noun

  • 1An ornamental pot or stand for the display of growing plants.

    • ‘It struck a bookcase, shattering the glass in the door, ricochetted off and demolished a large jardinière which spilled its potted palm onto the floor before its pieces themselves landed there on top of it.’
    • ‘There are several ways to use jardinières and cachepots for modern container gardens.’
    • ‘The second terrace is marked by terracotta jardinières filled with small spruce trees.’
    • ‘The cheapest lot going under the hammer is an earthenware jardinière made in Staffordshire, which is expected to fetch up to £60.’
    • ‘A large Victorian brown and white meat platter made €100 at a recent Cork sale and an old Wedgwood jardinière made €120.’
    flowerpot, planter, jardinière
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  • 2A garnish of mixed vegetables.

    • ‘No more romantic table exists in New England than one overlooking the water at Clarke Cooke House's Porch restaurant, where you can begin with a duo of lobster and jumbo sea scallops with a jardinière of vegetables au beurre de crustaces.’
    • ‘On the menu at the Vale of Lune's pre-match lunch was a choice of braised oxtail with a jardinière of vegetables or glazed ham with pineapples, good solid fare with a fancy name for the mixed vegetables.’

Origin

From French, literally gardener (feminine).

Pronunciation:

jardinière

/ˌʒɑːdɪnˈjɛː/