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1Decorate or embellish (something, especially food)‘salad garnished with an orange slice’
decorate, adorn, trim, dress, ornament, embellish, enhance, grace, beautify, prettify, brighten up, set off, add the finishing touch tojazz upView synonyms
- ‘Instead, garnish food with one tablespoon of chopped nuts per person.’
- ‘English South Africans like to garnish their food with chutney (pickled relish).’
- ‘If you think it might be a while before you start garnishing your food with seaweed or extra salt, supplements may be the answer.’
- ‘Every dish was garnished with sweet roasted tomatoes.’
- ‘In the pastry kitchen, I carefully brushed at least a thousand leaves and flower petals with egg white and rolled them in sugar to garnish various dessert plates.’
- ‘Flowers and buds of mature shoots can garnish salads.’
- ‘Separate a few pretty florets for use in garnishing the soup dishes.’
- ‘In England we would skip the paprika and garnish the sandwich with ‘mustard and cress’ which is impossible to buy in America.’
- ‘Both sandwiches were delicately garnished with tomato, cucumber, onion and leaves and at £1.50 were excellent value.’
- ‘For individual pizzas, place an olive in the center of each; or garnish the large pizza with 4 olives.’
- ‘The dish was garnished with a pretty swirl of slim cucumber slices, which added to the wonderful contrast of textures and flavours.’
- ‘The wealthy would garnish their cakes with meat, such as pork and beef.’
- ‘Thick bracelets of sweet-and-sour sautéed Spanish onion garnish the meat.’
- ‘Dishes are often garnished with eggs, cooked into a thin omelette and then rolled, before being sliced into strips.’
- ‘During the winter months the tradition is to garnish the dish with mint leaves and in the summer time with green coriander leaves.’
- ‘Top zesty dishes with a few tablespoons of minced fresh parsley or garnish dessert with a few sprigs of fresh mint.’
- ‘A sunburst of bananas is garnished with marigolds.’
- ‘Don't forget to garnish dishes with edible flowers for an unusual and colourful touch.’
- ‘Even younger are garlic shoots, which can be used similarly to chives or spring onions for garnishing salads or adding to stir-fries.’
- ‘My potatoes were garnished with garlic and dill.’
Serve with a garnishment.
- ‘As you read from my title I am being garnished.’
- 2.1Seize (money, especially part of a person's salary) to settle a debt or claim.‘the IRS garnished his earnings’
- ‘It may also be true, as he submitted, that there is no reported case where this discretion has been exercised so as to garnish a debt which is only recoverable outside the jurisdiction.’
- ‘Up to 1956 there were doubts as to whether deposits for fixed periods and deposits repayable at a minimum notice could, thus, be garnished.’
- ‘Alas, when his connection retired, replaced by an ANC hardliner, she got the sack, and the government garnished his salary to pay back the treasury.’
- ‘The court garnishes his wages to force him to pay.’
- ‘McDermott had been upset about an Internal Revenue Service request to garnish his wages for back taxes.’
A decoration or embellishment for something, especially food.
decoration, adornment, trim, trimming, ornament, ornamentation, embellishment, enhancement, beautification, finishing touchgarnitureView synonyms
- ‘Unwrap and remove the centers of the onions, cut in half and reserve for garnish.’
- ‘Sprinkle with nutmeg, cinnamon, or raisins for garnish.’
- ‘The addition of even a small amount of fresh lime juice, ground cumin and a fresh cilantro garnish give it a West Indian flavor.’
- ‘Put some pizzazz in your Bloody Marys with a shrimp and scallion garnish.’
- ‘Nor could a bizarrely inappropriate garnish of pickled ginger - which seems to find its way onto too many plates here.’
- ‘He has written to me telling me to use less garnish.’
- ‘Stuffed with a rice filling and baked, they make a handsome, delectable garnish around a holiday bird or roast.’
- ‘There are so many fruit garnishes and embellishments accompanying the prosciutto that its effectiveness is diluted.’
- ‘Martini glasses with the red-sugared rims and lime wheel garnish.’
- ‘In a pinch, you can use the curly parsley, but otherwise, save it for garnish.’
- ‘However, the pomegranate halves shown are a colorful, edible garnish.’
- ‘Thus, the occasional dutiful songs in which a rapper urges men to take responsibility for their kids or laments senseless violence are mere garnish.’
- ‘They were all beautifully arranged with garnish, very tasty, and complemented nicely by the wine.’
- ‘The bartender asked, and then for my preferred brand and garnish, while he placed a glass of water in front of me.’
- ‘Trim and reserve the heads for garnish, chop up the lobster bodies and shells and set aside.’
- ‘Servers give patrons a 16-oz. glass filled with ice, a shot of vodka and a celery stick garnish which they then take to the Bloody Mary bar to embellish.’
- ‘First, he cuts off the top of the cone, usually featuring a hard-boiled egg and some chilies in a type of garnish, and places it on a serving plate.’
- ‘The two recipes I selected were Honey Saffron Ice Cream and Honey Spice Cake, with a honey-citrus drizzle of my own creation, and mint garnish.’
- ‘‘I'm here for American Splendor,’ he said pleasantly, with the requisite ironic garnish.’
- ‘More than a mere embellishment, the garnish should be considered an ingredient in the drink.’
Middle English (in the sense equip, arm): from Old French garnir, probably of Germanic origin and related to warn. garnish dates from the late 17th century.
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