cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkü- How to pronounce culinary (audio) \

Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cookery culinary arts culinary recipes culinary schools

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Other Words from culinary

culinarily \ ˌkə-​lə-​ˈner-​ə-​lē How to pronounce culinarily (audio) , ˌkyü-​ , ˌkü-​ \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.
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First Known Use of culinary

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culinary

Latin culinarius, from culina kitchen — more at kiln

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The first known use of culinary was in 1638

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14 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Culinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of culinary

: used in or relating to cooking


cu·​li·​nary | \ ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce culinary (audio) , ˈkyü- \

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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