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Garnish each fillet with a Spanish olive stuffed with anchovy.

Put the tongue on a dish and garnish it with slices of fried cucumber.

Fry in butter, and garnish with fried parsley and fried croutons.

Pour over the dressing, and garnish with hard-boiled eggs and beetroot.

Dish on a folded napkin, and garnish with parsley, coral, and cut lemon.

Any cooked vegetables can be put in the centre for a garnish.

Serve on a folded napkin, and garnish with parsley and cut lemon.

Garnish with coral and parsley, and serve with tartare sauce (see Sauces).

Stew them gently for ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour, and serve them up with a garnish of sippets, of fried or toasted bread.

Set it before the fire, or put it into the oven till the bread is crisp; garnish it with carrots, or any thing that is in season.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French garniss-, present participle stem of garnir "provide, furnish; fortify, reinforce," from a Germanic stem related to Proto-Germanic *warnejan "be cautious, guard, provide for" (cf. Old High German warnon "to take heed," Old English warnian "to take warning, beware;" see warn). Sense evolution is from "arm oneself" to "fit out" to "embellish," which was the earliest meaning in English, though the others also were used in Middle English. Culinary sense of "to decorate a dish for the table" predominated after c.1700. Older meaning survives in legal sense of "warning of attachment of funds" (1570s). Related: Garnished; garnishing.

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