What does the word garnish mean?

Usage examples for garnish

  1. Are those flowers to garnish the dishes? – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  2. 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 by Harriet A. de Salis