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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'kitchen, cooking', from Late Latin coquina, from Latin coquere 'to cook'

cuisine

noun
     
cui‧sine [uncountable]
1DF a particular style of cooking:
French cuisine
vegetarian cuisine
cuisine of
the traditional cuisine of the Southwest
2DF the food cooked in a particular restaurant or hotel, especially when it is very good:
Enjoy the delicious cuisine created by our award-winning chef.
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