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bouquet garni

[boh-key gahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee] /boʊˈkeɪ gɑrˈni, bu-; French bu kɛ garˈni/
noun, plural bouquets garnis
[boh-keyz gahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee] /boʊˈkeɪz gɑrˈni, bu-; French bu kɛ garˈni/ (Show IPA)
a small bundle of herbs, as thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and the like, often tied in a cheesecloth bag and used for flavoring soups, stews, etc.
1850-55; < French; see bouquet, garnish Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bouquet garni
  • The rich flavor comes from the bouquet garni, a fragrant herb mixture wrapped in cheesecloth.
  • Bring to a boil and skim off any foam, then add the halved onion, the crushed garlic cloves and the bouquet garni.
  • Stir in the lentils, water and bouquet garni, and bring to a boil.
  • Remove the ham hocks, the vegetables and the bouquet garni.
British Dictionary definitions for bouquet garni

bouquet garni

/ˈbuːkeɪ ɡɑːˈniː/
noun (pl) bouquets garnis (ˈbuːkeɪz ɡɑːˈniː)
a bunch of herbs tied together and used for flavouring soups, stews, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: garnished bouquet
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Encyclopedia Article for bouquet garni

bundle or faggot of herbs that is added to a soup, stew, sauce, or poaching liquid to give flavour. It is removed before the dish is served. The classic bouquet garni consists of sprigs of parsley and thyme and a bay leaf, tied together if fresh or wrapped in cheesecloth if dried. Celery, garlic, fennel, orange peel, and marjoram are common additions

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