cuisine

noun
cui·​sine | \kwi-ˈzēn, 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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Synonyms for cuisine

Synonyms

cookery, cooking

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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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The more than 400 kinds of seafood sold at the market come from all over Japan and abroad, including octopus, eel, sea urchin and other items special to Japanese cuisine. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Official: Move of Japan fish market could have been better," 16 Oct. 2018 To celebrate America’s third finest contribution to world cuisine, try one for yourself. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Putin or the Democrats? For some today it's not so easy," 19 July 2018 The teachers realized that students from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Central Africa often are accustomed to more spicy and flavorful cuisines. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand," 12 July 2018 Urban Pantry will feature four stations, each geared to a certain cuisine that will be matched with wines and beer. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Universal Orlando's Aventura Hotel will include food hall inspired Urban Pantry," 29 June 2018 Like Manuel's Beatrix Foods pop-up and catering company, Celesta will look to international cuisines for its vegan menu. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New restaurant Celesta serving plant-based lunch and dinner on Milwaukee's east side," 12 June 2018 Anthony Bourdain was no stranger to Kansas City cuisine, aka barbecue. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Anthony Bourdain was no stranger to Kansas City barbecue," 8 June 2018 But he’ll be remembered for more than introducing Americans to regional cuisines in far-flung places. Alexia Underwood, Vox, "5 Anthony Bourdain quotes that show why he was beloved around the world," 8 June 2018 Prolific Bay Area restaurateur Adriano Paganini opened his ode to Spanish cuisine — Barvale — around the same time. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Divisadero has become SF’s most prolific new restaurant neighborhood," 8 June 2018

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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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cuisine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cuisine

: a style of cooking

: food that is cooked in a particular way

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