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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
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