Definition of cuisine in English:


Line breaks: cuis|ine
Pronunciation: /kwɪˈziːn


[mass noun]
  • 1A style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment: much Venetian cuisine is based on seafood
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    • Eating authentic Chinese cuisine is a cultivated taste and one worth exploring and learning.
    • A full menu of authentic Cuban cuisine is available in the restaurant's dining room.
    • I feel robbed that I didn't eat authentic Thai cuisine until the age of 27.
  • 1.1Food cooked in a certain way: we spent the evening sampling the local cuisine
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    • To make them get along I would have to cook both their cuisines at the same time.
    • Students cooked up a variety of cuisines - Chinese and Mughlai to Continental and the good old South Indian fare.
    • World famous master chefs dish out exciting cuisines to satiate everybody's palette.


late 18th century: French, literally 'kitchen', from Latin coquina, from coquere 'to cook'.

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