Meaning of “garnish” in the English Dictionary

"garnish" in American English

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garnishverb [ T ]

us /ˈɡɑr·nɪʃ/

to decorate food with a small amount of a different food:

Garnish the dish with lemon wedges.
noun [ C ] us /ˈɡɑr·nɪʃ/

Use chopped parsley for a garnish.

(Definition of “garnish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"garnish" in Business English

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garnishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɡɑːnɪʃ/ us also garnishee LAW

to take part of the income or property of someone who owes a debt and give it to a court in order to pay the debt:

After his house and car were taken, and wages garnished, he was forced to move in with his parents.
noun [ U ]

The state does not permit wage garnishment for most civil debts.

(Definition of “garnish” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)