American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large decorative stand or pot for plants or flowers.
- n. Diced, cooked vegetables served as a garnish with meat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of furniture or a vessel for the display of flowers, whether growing or cut. A stand upon which flower-pots can be arranged.
- n. A kind of lappet, forming part of the headdress of women at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
- n. A mixture of vegetables stewed in their own sauce; also, various vegetables used together as a garnish.
- n. An ornamental pot for the display of live flowers; a planter
- n. A vegetable soup or sauce
- n. Diced, cooked vegetables served as a garnish
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ornamental stand or receptacle for plants, flowers, etc., used as a piece of decorative furniture in room.
- n. (Cookery) A preparation of mixed vegetables stewed in a sauce with savory herbs, etc.; also, a soup made in this way.
- From French jardinière ("gardener"), the feminine counterpart to jardinier. (Wiktionary)
- French, from feminine of jardinier, gardener, from Old French, from jardin, garden; see garden. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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