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1An ornamental pot or stand for the display of growing plants.
flowerpot, planterView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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.’
From French, literally ‘gardener’ (feminine).
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