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cuisine

[kwi-zeen] /kwɪˈzin/
noun
1.
a style or quality of cooking; cookery:
Italian cuisine; This restaurant has an excellent cuisine.
2.
Archaic. the kitchen or culinary department of a house, hotel, etc.
Origin of cuisine
1475-1485
1475-85; < French: literally, kitchen < Vulgar Latin *cocīna, for Latin coquīna; see kitchen
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cuisine

/kwɪˈziːn/
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for cuisine
n.

1786, from French cuisine "style of cooking," originally "kitchen, cooking, cooked food" (12c.), from Late Latin cocina, earlier coquina "kitchen," from Latin coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

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