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cookbook

noun cook·book \ ˈku̇k-ˌbu̇k \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of cookbook

: a book of cooking directions and recipes; broadly : a book of detailed instructions

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First Known Use of cookbook

1809

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cookbook

adjective

Definition of cookbook

: involving or using step-by-step procedures whose rationale is usually not explained
  • a cookbook approach

First Known Use of cookbook

1944

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COOKBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

cookbook

Definition of cookbook for English Language Learners

  • : a book of recipes : a book of directions explaining how to prepare and cook various kinds of food


COOKBOOK Defined for Kids

cookbook

noun cook·book \ ˈku̇k-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of cookbook for Students

: a book of recipes and directions for the preparation of food


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