|1.||to decorate; trim|
|2.||to add something to (food) in order to improve its appearance or flavour|
|a. to serve with notice of proceedings; warn|
|b. obsolete to summon to proceedings already in progress|
|c. to attach (a debt)|
|4.||slang to extort money from|
|5.||a decoration; trimming|
|6.||something, such as parsley, added to a dish for its flavour or decorative effect|
|7.||obsolete, slang a payment illegally extorted, as from a prisoner by his jailer|
|[C14: from Old French garnir to adorn, equip, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German warnōn to pay heed]|
overlay with stones (2 Chr. 3:6), adorn (Rev. 21:19), deck with garlands (Matt. 23:29), furnish (12:44). In Job 26:13 (Heb. shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.
an embellishment added to a food to enhance its appearance or taste. Simple garnishes such as chopped herbs, decoratively cut lemons, parsley and watercress sprigs, browned breadcrumbs, sieved hardcooked eggs, and broiled tomatoes are appropriate to a wide variety of foods; their purpose is to provide contrast in colour, texture, and taste, and to give a finished appearance to the dish
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