• (cooking) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment.
  • Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially when showy or decorated.
  • (slang, historical) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded from a newcomer by the older prisoners.
  • Pewter vessels in general.
  • (slang, obsolete) Fetters.
  • A set of dishes, often pewter, containing a dozen pieces of several types.


  • (cooking) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
  • (law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee.
  • To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
  • (slang, archaic) To fit with fetters; to fetter
  • To furnish; to supply.

    "By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. (Job 26:13, KJV)"

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