roque (roque) wrote in 1word1day,
roque
roque
1word1day

January 24th, 2009 - garniture

garniture
[ gahr-ni-cher, -choor ]
noun

Definition:
1. something that garnishes; decoration; adornment; embellishment.
2. [Armor.] a set of plate armor having pieces of exchange for all purposes.
3. [Decorating, usu. antiques.] "[A] group of decorative objects made as a set to be prominently displayed on something like a mantel or a buffet table." --David Lackey, ceramics expert

Etymology:
[ French, from Old French, from garnir, to garnish; see garnish. ]

Example:
The Radio item [on the phone's menu] allows you to listen to an FM receiver which is equipped with stereo garniture. --Nokia 8310 GSM Phone, iXBT Labs
Tags: french, g, noun
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments