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[gahr-ni-cher, -choo r] /ˈgɑr nɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
something that garnishes; decoration; adornment.
Armor. a set of plate armor having pieces of exchange for all purposes.
Origin of garniture
1525-35; < French, equivalent to Middle French garni(r) to garnish + -ture noun suffix; see -ure Unabridged
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  • Or if she needed large mushrooms to stuff for a garniture, the giant caps were there, all together.
  • The hand some ribbon garniture shown in the illustration may be omitted if a plainer bodice is desired.
  • Bar ton wore an exquisite gown of pale blue brocaded satin with bodice garniture of pale blue chiffon.
  • The bats which go with them are of gray straw with gold tinsel garniture.
  • The altar and lectern were in a garniture of white and gold.
British Dictionary definitions for garniture


decoration or embellishment
Word Origin
C16: from French, from garnir to garnish
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