garnish
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French garniss-, stem of garnir to warn, equip, garnish, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German warnōn to take heed — more at warn Date: 14th century 1. a. decorate, embellish b. to add decorative or savory touches to (food or drink) 2. to equip with accessories ; furnish 3. garnishee Synonyms: see adorn II. noun Date: 1596 1. embellishment, ornament 2. something (as lemon wedges or parsley) used to garnish food or drink 3. a. an unauthorized fee formerly extorted from a new inmate of an English jail b. a similar payment required of a new worker

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  • garnish — [gär′nish] vt. [ME garnischen < extended stem of OFr garnir, to furnish, protect < Gmc * warnjan > WARN] 1. to decorate; adorn; embellish; trim 2. to decorate (food) with something that adds color or flavor [a steak garnished with… …   English World dictionary

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