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. warnon 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.

All within with flowers was garnished. Spenser.

2. Cookery

To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.

3.

To furnish; to supply.

4.

To fit with fetters.

[Cant]

Johnson.

5. Law

To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

Cowell.

 

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Gar"nish, n.

1.

Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.

So are you, sweet, Even in the lovely garnish of a boy. Shak.

Matter and figure they produce; For garnish this, and that for use. Prior.

2. Cookery

Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.

Smart.

3.

Fetters.

[Cant]

4.

A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.

[Cant]

Fielding.

Garnish bolt Carp., a bolt with a chamfered or faceted head.

Knight.

 

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