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.

1475–85; < French: literally, kitchen < Vulgar Latin *cocīna, for Latin coquīna; see kitchen Unabridged
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cuisine (kwɪˈziːn)
1.  a style or manner of cooking: French cuisine
2.  the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc
[C18: from French, literally: kitchen, from Late Latin coquīna, from Latin coquere to cook]

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Word Origin & History

1786, from Fr. cuisine, lit. "kitchen," from L.L. cocina, earlier coquina "kitchen," from L. coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).
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the foods and methods of preparation traditional to a region or population. The major factors shaping a cuisine are climate, which in large measure determines the native raw materials that are available to the cook; economic conditions, which regulate trade in delicacies and imported foodstuffs; and religious or sumptuary laws, under which certain foods are required or proscribed.

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Example sentences
It's a soupy, creamy street food that's recently entered the realm of haute cuisine.
There are few better ways to experience local cuisine and culture than with a walking food tour.
Now insects may become the next food frontier for space cuisine.
Cuisine and dining traditions are emblematic of local culture.
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