Definition of jardiniere in English:

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jardiniere

Pronunciation: /ˌjärdnˈir/
Pronunciation: /ˌZHärdnˈyer/
(also jardinière)

noun

1An ornamental pot or stand for the display of growing plants.
Example sentences
  • It struck a bookcase, shattering the glass in the door, ricochetted off and demolished a large jardinière which spilled its potted palm onto the floor before its pieces themselves landed there on top of it.
  • The cheapest lot going under the hammer is an earthenware jardinière made in Staffordshire, which is expected to fetch up to £60.
  • A large Victorian brown and white meat platter made €100 at a recent Cork sale and an old Wedgwood jardinière made €120.
2A garnish of mixed vegetables.
Example sentences
  • On the menu at the Vale of Lune's pre-match lunch was a choice of braised oxtail with a jardinière of vegetables or glazed ham with pineapples, good solid fare with a fancy name for the mixed vegetables.
  • No more romantic table exists in New England than one overlooking the water at Clarke Cooke House's Porch restaurant, where you can begin with a duo of lobster and jumbo sea scallops with a jardinière of vegetables au beurre de crustaces.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French jardinière, literally 'female gardener'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: jar·di·niere

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