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cookbook

[koo k-boo k] /ˈkʊkˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book containing recipes and instructions for cooking.
Also, British, cookery book.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; cook1 + book
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British Dictionary definitions for cookery book

cookery book

/ˈkʊkˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book containing recipes and instructions for cooking
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Word Origin and History for cookery book

cookbook

n.

1809, from cook + book (n.). Earlier was cookery book (1630s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for cookery book

cookbook

modifier

Routine; mechanical; unimaginative: All he did was adopt the cookbook solution (1970s+)

noun
  1. A chemistry laboratory manual (1950s+ Students)
  2. ny guide, manual, protocol, etc: We use a cookbook of procedures (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for cookery book

cookbook

collection of recipes, instructions, and information about the preparation and serving of foods. At its best, a cookbook is also a chronicle and treasury of the fine art of cooking, an art whose masterpieces-created only to be consumed-would otherwise be lost

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