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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Garnish \Gar"nish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garnished; p. pr. & vb. n. Garnishing.] [OE. garnischen, garnissen, OF. garnir to provide, strengthen, prepare, garnish, warn, F. garnir to provide, furnish, garnish, -- of German origin; cf. OHG. warn[=o]n to provide, equip; akin to G. wahren to watch, E. aware, ware, wary, and cf. also E. warn. See Wary, -ish, and cf. Garment, Garrison.] 1. To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish. [1913 Webster] All within with flowers was garnished. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish; to supply. [1913 Webster] 4. To fit with fetters. [Cant] --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 5. (Law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]