[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. cuirassier,
  2. cuirie,
  3. cuisenaire rod,
  4. cuish,
  5. cuisinart,
  6. cuisine minceur,
  7. cuisinier,
  8. cuisinière,
  9. cuisse,
  10. cuitlacoche

Origin of cuisine

1475–85; < French: literally, kitchen < Vulgar Latin *cocīna, for Latin coquīna; see kitchen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cuisine


/ (kwɪˈziːn) /


a style or manner of cookingFrench cuisine
the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc

Word Origin for cuisine

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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