[kyoo-luh-ner-ee, kuhl-uh-]
of, pertaining to, or used in cooking or the kitchen.

1630–40; < Latin culīnārius of the kitchen, equivalent to culīn(a) kitchen, food + -ārius -ary

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culinary (ˈkʌlɪnərɪ)
of, relating to, or used in the kitchen or in cookery
[C17: from Latin culīna kitchen]

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Word Origin & History

1638, "of the kitchen," from L. culinarius, from culina "kitchen." Meaning "of cookery" is from 1651.
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Example sentences
Few see any culinary action more sophisticated than reheating leftovers or
  popping popcorn.
When it's all laid out, the vista of culinary possibilities looks endless.
Edible clay by no means exhausted the region's culinary creativity.
Culinary historians know nothing about who first put leaf to water.
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