Part of speech: verb

To decorate; furnish.

Part of speech: verb

To warn one to answer to an action.

Part of speech: noun

An ornament, as around a dish at table.

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Usage examples "garnish":

  1. Are those flowers to garnish the dishes? - "Scenes of Clerical Life", George Eliot.
  2. Arrange on lettuce and garnish as desired. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
  3. Broil them before the fire; when done, dish the fowls, garnish them with hot pickle, serve them with a brown Italian sauce over, with a few onions in it. - "Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode", Harriet A. de Salis.