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- a mixture of herbs, orig. thyme, bay leaf, and parsley, tied by the stems or placed in a cloth bag, added as to a broth or stew during cooking, and removed before serving
- a mixture of herbs chopped fine and added directly to foods during cooking
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noun pl. bou·quets gar·nis
A bunch of herbs tied together, wrapped in cheesecloth or enclosed in a small cloth sack, and immersed during cooking, as in a soup or stew.
Origin: French : bouquet, bunch + garni, past participle of garnir, to garnish.