- a set of dishes, often pewter, containing a dozen pieces of several types.
- pewter vessels in general.
verb (garnishes, garnished, garnishing)
1882: The accounts of collegiate and monastic institutions give abundant entries of the price of pewter vessels, called also . — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 478.
- To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish; as, all within with flowers was garnished.
(cookery) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
- To furnish; to supply.
- By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. (Job 26:13, KJV)
- To fit with fetters.
- To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.
Etymology: From Middle English, From Middle French garniss.
(trans-top, To fit with fetters)
(trans-top, To warn by garnishment)
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