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

  • n. A large decorative stand or pot for plants or flowers.
  • n. Diced, cooked vegetables served as a garnish with meat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ornamental stand or receptacle for plants, flowers, etc., used as a piece of decorative furniture in room.
  • n. A preparation of mixed vegetables stewed in a sauce with savory herbs, etc.; also, a soup made in this way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of furniture or a vessel for the display of flowers, whether growing or cut.
  • 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.


French, from feminine of jardinier, gardener, from Old French, from jardin, garden; see garden.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French jardinière ("gardener"), the feminine counterpart to jardinier. (Wiktionary)


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