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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Garnish \Gar"nish\, n. 1. Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated. [1913 Webster] So are you, sweet, Even in the lovely garnish of a boy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Matter and figure they produce; For garnish this, and that for use. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment, such as parsley. See Garnish, v. t., 2. --Smart. [1913 Webster] 3. Fetters. [Cant] [1913 Webster] 4. A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer. [Cant] --Fielding. [1913 Webster] Garnish bolt (Carp.), a bolt with a chamfered or faceted head. --Knight. [1913 Webster]