garnishes, garnishing, garnished
1) N-VAR A garnish is a small amount of salad, herbs, or other food that is used to decorate cooked or prepared food.

...a garnish of chopped raw onion, tomato and fresh coriander...

Reserve some watercress for garnish.

2) VERB If you garnish cooked or prepared food, you decorate it with a garnish.

[V n] She had finished the vegetables and was garnishing the roast.

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