cook·​ery ˈku̇-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce cookery (audio)
plural cookeries
: the art or practice of cooking
: an establishment for cooking

Examples of cookery in a Sentence

the basics of fish cookery tacos represented my introduction to Mexican cookery
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cookery was in the 14th century

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“Cookery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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cook·​ery ˈku̇k-(ə-)rē How to pronounce cookery (audio)
: the art or practice of cooking

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