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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: 'take!', from recipere; RECEIVE

recipe

noun
     
Related topics: Cooking
re‧ci‧pe S3 [countable]
1DFC a set of instructions for cooking a particular type of food
recipe for
a recipe for tomato soup
2

be a recipe for something

to be likely to cause a particular result, often a bad one:
She said that five small boys on skis was a recipe for disaster, not a holiday.

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