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[jahr-dn-eer, zhahr-dn-yair] /ˌdʒɑr dnˈɪər, ˌʒɑr dnˈyɛər/
an ornamental receptacle or stand for holding plants, flowers, etc.
various vegetables diced and boiled or glazed, used for garnishing meat or poultry.
Origin of jardiniere
1835-45; < French, feminine of jardinier gardener, equivalent to Old French jardin garden + -ier -ier2 Unabridged
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  • So, instead of scolding him about the jardiniere, I assumed that it was an accident.

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  • The bedding is of home manufacture, the jardiniere too, is of modelling clay, gaily painted with water colors.

  • Cook the tongue as before, fix it in your dish upon mashed potatoes, and serve with a jardiniere sauce (No. 100) round it.

British Dictionary definitions for jardiniere


an ornamental pot or trough for plants
a garnish of fresh vegetables, cooked, diced, and served around a dish of meat
Word Origin
C19: from French, feminine of jardinier gardener, from jardingarden
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Word Origin and History for jardiniere

ornamental flower stand, 1841, from French jardinière "flower pot; female gardener, gardener's wife," noun use of fem. of adjective jardinier "of the garden," from jardin (see garden (n.)).

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