jar·di·nière (jär′dn-îr, zhär′dn-yâr)
1. A large decorative stand or pot for plants or flowers.
2. Diced, cooked vegetables served as a garnish with meat.
[French, from feminine of jardinier, gardener, from Old French, from jardin, garden; see GARDEN.]
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