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cookery

[ kook-uh-ree ]
/ ˈkʊk ə ri /
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noun, plural cook·er·ies.Chiefly British.

the art or practice of cooking.
a place equipped for cooking.

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Origin of cookery

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English cokerie, kokery; see origin at cook1, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for cookery

cookery
/ (ˈkʊkərɪ) /

noun

the art, study, or practice of cooking
US a place for cooking
Canadian a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp
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