from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of herbs or dried herbs placed in a small bag, used as a flavouring for stews, soups and sauces.


French : bouquet, bunch + garni, past participle of garnir, to garnish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bouquet garni, meaning garnished bouquet. (Wiktionary)


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.