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[koo k-uh-ree] /ˈkʊk ə ri/
noun, plural cookeries.
the art or practice of cooking.
a place equipped for cooking.
1350-1400; Middle English cokerie. See cook1, -ery Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cookery
  • Fats may be heated to a high temperature, as considered in cookery they have no boiling-point.
  • Since they had no cooking implements their cookery must have been rudimentary or nonexistent.
  • The one thing that marred my enjoyment of this life of freedom was my vain struggle to master the art of cookery in its elements.
  • Cook works by tradition, or at best by cookery-books, and puts no mind of her own into her work.
  • Olive oil cookery sure has come a long way in this country.
  • My beloved is interested in cookery as a game, a sport.
  • The two are also proponents of whole-animal cookery.
  • Tent campers are required to store food and cookery in the bear-safe lockers provided at every campground.
  • They watch thousands of hours of cookery shows on television.
  • In practice, getting this process to work is one part science and two parts cookery.
British Dictionary definitions for cookery


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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Word Origin and History for cookery

late 14c.; see cook (n.) + -ery.

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