noun cui·sine \kwi-ˈzēn, kwē-\

: a style of cooking

: food that is cooked in a particular way

Full Definition of CUISINE

:  manner of preparing food :  style of cooking; also :  the food prepared

Examples of CUISINE

  1. a cooking method used in French cuisine
  2. a cuisine based on local ingredients
  3. This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.

Origin of CUISINE

French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen
First Known Use: 1786

Related to CUISINE

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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