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batterie de cuisine

[batuh-reeduh kwee-zeen] /batə ridə kwiˈzin/
noun, plural batteries de cuisine
[batuh-reeduh kwee-zeen] /batə ridə kwiˈzin/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
kitchen utensils.
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  • And yet, a housewife's batterie de cuisine was of the simplest.

  • You would have imagined they had been born scullions, they handled the batterie de cuisine so naturally.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We had two fourgons to hold the batterie de cuisine and our six beds, which had to be unpacked and made up every night.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • Your friend Benoit has already sent his batterie de cuisine, and a quantity of preserved provisions.

  • How can public virtue keep its ground against such a rush of the raw material, covered by such a batterie de cuisine?

British Dictionary definitions for batterie de cuisine

batterie de cuisine

/French batri də kɥizin/
noun
1.
cooking utensils collectively; pots and pans, etc
Word Origin
C18: literally: battery of kitchen
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Contemporary definitions for batterie de cuisine
noun

lit. set of equipment for the kitchen; the utensils and other equipment used for preparing or serving a meal

Word Origin

F.

Usage Note

cooking

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