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cuisine (kwɪˈziːn Pronunciation for cuisine



  1. a style or manner of cooking   ⇒ French cuisine
  2. the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc

Word Origin

C18: from French, literally: kitchen, from Late Latin coquīna, from Latin coquere to cook

Translations for 'cuisine'

  • British English: cuisine The cuisine of a country or district is the style of cooking that is characteristic of that place. NOUN...a mix of traditional and modern cuisine.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cozinha
  • Chinese: 烹调风格烹调調风風格
  • European Spanish: cocina
  • French: cuisine
  • German: Küche
  • Italian: cucina
  • Japanese: 郷土料理
  • Korean: 요리법
  • Portuguese: cozinha
  • Spanish: cocina

Example Sentences Including 'cuisine'

"I gesture at the pile of books on the floor: everything from Sichuan lean cuisine to A Dream of Red Mansions.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil
And anyway, Mum's not coming for the climate or the cuisine or the people.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
He eat dog,' I said, trying to balance the horror of foreign cuisine.
In relation to angling, the argument of sport versus cuisine is spurious (letter, 8 June).
Independent (1999)
Once a month there is a gourmet evening, exploring the cuisine of different parts of India.
Brown, Sarah Sarah Brown's Vegetarian London
The main restaurant is called The Park and offers seasonal Italian cuisine.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The restaurant serves Arabic, Mexican, Thai and Indian cuisine.
India Today (2000)
Toronto Toronto's cuisine is similarly informed by the more than 150 countries that underwrite it.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Trust our guide to international cuisine to keep you on the safe side of the holiday mealtime minefield.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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