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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Synonyms for cuisine


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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Spread across 29 acres, the resort has three enormous infinity pools, two beaches, and a whopping six restaurants, which cover everything from Italian to Peruvian and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: Fly to Cancún for $240 Round-Trip," 21 Dec. 2018 The one concession to the local cuisine was replacing coleslaw on the menu with kimchi, the fiery fermented cabbage that is a staple of Korean food. Thomas Maresca, USA TODAY, "They're lovin' it: Meet the man who introduced the hamburger to North Korea," 11 June 2018 Meghan's pals have a day of flower arranging and high-end cuisine in store. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Is Having a Baby Shower in New York—Here's Everything We Know About It So Far," 20 Feb. 2019 High-end accommodations and cuisine also top off the lengthy perks list. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "A "Golden Girls" Cruise Is in the Works, So Renew Your Passport Immediately," 19 Feb. 2019 Was there any reason, beyond proximity, that Jews wound up eating Chinese food, as opposed to some other immigrant cuisine? Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "In the US, Jews have been eating American Chinese food on Christmas for over 100 years.," 21 Dec. 2018 Shortly after her Saturday arrival, Princess Mako toured the Japan Festival, a three-day event showcasing Japanese cuisine, culture and products. Fox News, "Japanese Princess Mako begins visit to Brazil's biggest city," 22 July 2018 Stick around for live music, authentic cuisine, children’s activities, and more., "Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 16-22," 13 July 2018 Recent recipes include cuisine mashups like shakshuka pizza and roasted zucchini bibimbap, plus classics like a juicy hamburger. Glamour, "The 11 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services When You Just Can't With Grocery Shopping," 2 Jan. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of cuisine

: a style of cooking
: food that is cooked in a particular way

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