bouquet garni [boh-key gahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bou·quets gar·nis [boh-keyz gahr-nee, boo-; French boo-ke gar-nee] /boʊˈkeɪz gɑrˈni, bu-; French bu kɛ garˈni/.
- a small bundle of herbs, as thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and the like, often tied in a cheesecloth bag and used for flavoring soups, stews, etc.
The French wielder of the bouquet-garni, in default of more bloodthirsty entertainment, would be delighted by them.
“E.F.S.” of “The Westminster Gazette”
British Dictionary definitions for bouquet garni bouquet garni noun plural bouquets garnis (ˈbuːkeɪz ɡɑːˈniː)
- a bunch of herbs tied together and used for flavouring soups, stews, etc
Word Origin for bouquet garni C19: from French, literally: garnished bouquet