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garnish

  
  ( garnishes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( garnishing    present participle)   ( garnished    past tense  )
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.  
She had finished the vegetables and was garnishing the roast.      V n  
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garnish

  
1   
      vb   adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, embellish, enhance, festoon, grace, ornament, set off, trim  
2   
      n   adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, festoon, garniture, ornament, ornamentation, trim, trimming  
  
Antonyms     
   denude, spoil, strip  

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garish, garishly, greenish, gnash

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