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[koo k-uh-ree]
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noun, plural cook·er·ies.
  1. the art or practice of cooking.
  2. a place equipped for cooking.
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Origin of cookery

First recorded in 1350–1400, cookery is from the Middle English word cokerie. See cook1, -ery
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Related Words for cookery

gallery, feed, cuisine, snack, meat, drink, foodstuff, fare, cooking, meal, bread, mess, canteen, kitchenette, galley, cookhouse, scullery, cookery, larder, grub

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British Dictionary definitions for cookery


  1. the art, study, or practice of cooking
  2. US a place for cooking
  3. Canadian a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp
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Word Origin and History for cookery


late 14c.; see cook (n.) + -ery.

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