Garnish Gar"nish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Garnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Garnishing}.] [OE. garnischen, garnissen, OF. garnir to provide, strengthen, prepare, garnish, warn, F. garnir to provide, furnish, garnish, -- of German origin; cf. OHG. warn[=o]n to provide, equip; akin to G. wahren to watch, E. aware, ware, wary, and cf. also E. warn. See {Wary}, {-ish}, and cf. {Garment}, {Garrison}.] 1. To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish. [1913 Webster]

All within with flowers was garnished. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cookery) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish; to supply. [1913 Webster]

4. To fit with fetters. [Cant] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See {Garnishee}, v. t. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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