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)