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recipe

noun rec·i·pe \ˈre-sə-(ˌ)pē\

: a set of instructions for making food

: a way of doing something that will produce a particular result

Full Definition of RECIPE

1
:  prescription 4a
2
:  a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients
3
:  a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something <a recipe for success>

Examples of RECIPE

  1. The recipe calls for fresh thyme.
  2. I didn't read the recipe carefully.
  3. This is one of my grandmother's recipes.

Origin of RECIPE

Latin, take, imperative of recipere to take, receive — more at receive
First Known Use: 1584

Other Food Terms

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

recipe

noun rec·i·pe \ˈres-ə-(ˌ)pē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECIPE

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