Bouquet-garni meaning

gär-nē'
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.
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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.
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A mixture of herbs chopped fine and added directly to foods during cooking.
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A mixture of herbs or dried herbs placed in a small bag, used as a flavouring for stews, soups and sauces.
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Origin of bouquet-garni

  • French bouquet bunch garni past participle of garnir to garnish
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French bouquet garni, meaning garnished bouquet.
    From Wiktionary