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[kwi-zeen] /kwɪˈzin/
a style or quality of cooking; cookery:
Italian cuisine; This restaurant has an excellent cuisine.
Archaic. the kitchen or culinary department of a house, hotel, etc.
Origin of cuisine
1475-85; < French: literally, kitchen < Vulgar Latin *cocīna, for Latin coquīna; see kitchen Unabridged
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  • He is said also to be very skillful in the cuisine peculiar to the island.

  • "An over-rich, greasy sort of cuisine is the Provenale," remarked Ogden.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • The cuisine is excellent, both French and German, and the wines delicious.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • He was faint, and did justice to the cuisine of his host, which was indeed remarkable.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • In the Italian cuisine we find in the highest degree these three qualities.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
British Dictionary definitions for cuisine


a style or manner of cooking: French cuisine
the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc
Word Origin
C18: from French, literally: kitchen, from Late Latin coquīna, from Latin coquere to cook
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Word Origin and History for cuisine

1786, from French cuisine "style of cooking," originally "kitchen, cooking, cooked food" (12c.), from Late Latin cocina, earlier coquina "kitchen," from Latin coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

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