Definition of garnish :
1. A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.
3. Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.
4. Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.
5. To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
6. To fit with fetters.
7. To furnish; to supply.
8. To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
9. To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.
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accompaniment (part of speech: noun)
appendage, brother, consort, addendum, attachment, secondary, extra, addition, accompaniment, companion, ornament, adjunct, appendix, accessory, adornment, fixture, extension, lieutenant, auxiliary, appurtenance
improve (part of speech: verb)
ornament (part of speech: verb)
flourish, crown, gingerbread, badge, filling, trimming, emblem, gaudiness, finery, tinsel, decorate, frill, enrich, dandify, decoration, bedeck, foofaraw, bedizen, button, prettify, gild, emblazon, trim, gewgaw, embroidery, emblazonment, enrichment, festoon
accompany (part of speech: verb)
- Garnish with toast points. - "Better Meals for Less Money", Mary Green.
- There is iron to keep the lady on her feet, and water, with some garnish of Jamaica, and the wines of old Spain and the islands, to cheer the hearts and cool the mouths of my fellows, beneath that deck; and more than that, there is not. - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.
- When quite hot, serve, and garnish the dish with rolled ham or bacon toasted. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.