cu·​li·​nary | \ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē, ˈkyü-, ˈkü- \

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, ˌkyü-​, ˌkü-​ \ adverb

Examples of culinary in a Sentence

They serve a variety of culinary delights.

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Ballerina’s waitstaff and culinary team keep careful records of residents’ dietary restrictions. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Want to Eat Here? First Buy a Multimillion-Dollar Condo," 13 Sep. 2018 Since February, more than 5,000 of Longhorn’s culinary teams throughout the nation have competed for the title of Steak Master Series Champion. Lauren Delgado,, "Grilling tips from Longhorn Steakhouse," 29 June 2018 Bradley said proceeds from the weekend will go to support the U.S. culinary team competing in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or, considered the Olympics of gastronomic competitions. Michele Parente,, "Thomas Keller and a galaxy of mega-star chefs to cook in San Diego, Baja," 29 June 2018 Following his death, celebrities, fans, politicians and the culinary world mourned his loss. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Anthony Bourdain's Toxicology Report Shows No Narcotics in His System," 25 June 2018 The resort’s culinary team offers a special five-course menu for the event featuring local spices, and an interactive beach tandoori cooking class. New York Times, "5 Getaways With Local Food Festivals That Are Worth the Trip," 13 June 2018 There was an afternoon cooking class taught by a local woman, who went deep into the principles and flavors of Indian cuisine before this illustrious culinary team cooked a meal together. Skye Mcalpine, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ultimate Culinary Tour of India," 12 June 2018 Lezli Levene Harvell created the Iconoclast Dinner Experience four years ago to honor trailblazing chefs of color who otherwise might go uncelebrated in the culinary world. Ashley Velez, The Root, "Watch Black and Brown Chefs Show Out at the 2018 Iconoclast Dinner Experience," 12 June 2018 The Met Philadelphia’s large on-site kitchen will allow the culinary team to execute broad menu options for in-suite catering and orchestra box rentals. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Spectra's Brûlée Selected as Met Philly's Food and Beverage Provider," 11 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of culinary

: used in or relating to cooking


cu·​li·​nary | \ˈkə-lə-ˌner-ē, ˈkyü-\

Kids Definition of culinary

: of or relating to the kitchen or cooking culinary skills

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