cui·​sine | \ kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce cuisine (audio) , kwē- \

Definition of cuisine

: manner of preparing food : style of cooking a cooking method used in French cuisine also : the food prepared enjoys French cuisine

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Examples of cuisine in a Sentence

a cooking method used in French cuisine a cuisine based on local ingredients This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.
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First Known Use of cuisine

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuisine

French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen

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The first known use of cuisine was in 1786

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14 May 2022

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“Cuisine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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