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English definition of “garnish”

garnish

verb [T]     /ˈɡɑː.nɪʃ/ US  /ˈɡɑːr-/
to decorate food with a small amount of different food: Garnish the dish with parsley before serving.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
(Definition of garnish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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