Meaning of bouquet garni

bou•quet gar•ni

Pronunciation: (bō-kā' gär-nē', b- Fr. b-ke gar-nē'), [key]
— pl. bou•quets gar•nis
  1. a small bundle of herbs, as thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and the like, often tied in a cheesecloth bag and used for flavoring soups, stews, etc.
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