Cuisine definition

kwĭ-zēn
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A characteristic manner or style of preparing food.

Spanish cuisine.

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The food prepared, as at a restaurant.
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Food; fare.
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The definition of cuisine is a certain cooking style or quality of cooking, or food from a certain region or country.

A restaurant with excellent food is an example of a restaurant with excellent cuisine.

Food that is considered to be "French food" is an example of French cuisine.

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Style of cooking; manner of preparing food.
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(archaic) The kitchen.
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A characteristic style of preparing food, often associated with a place of origin.

French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking.

The restaurant is noted for its excellent cuisine.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cuisine
Plural:
cuisines

Origin of cuisine

  • French from Old French from Vulgar Latin cocīna variant of Latin coquīna kitchen, cookery from coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French cuisine (“cooking, culinary art, kitchen”).

    From Wiktionary