What does cuisine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuisine, culinary artnoun

    the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared


  1. cuisinenoun

    a characteristic style of preparing food, often associated with a place of origin

  2. Etymology: From cuisine, from cocina, dissimilation of coquina, from coquo.


  1. Cuisine

    A cuisine is a style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques and dishes, and usually associated with a specific culture or geographic region. Regional food preparation techniques, customs, and ingredients combine to enable dishes unique to a region.A cuisine is partly determined by ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Regional ingredients are developed and commonly contribute to a regional or national cuisine, such as Japanese rice in Japanese cuisine or New Mexico chile in New Mexican cuisine. Likewise, national dishes have variations, such as gyros in Greek cuisine and hamburger in American cuisine. Religious food laws can also exercise an influence on cuisine, such as Hinduism in Indian cuisine, Sikhism in Punjabi cuisine, Buddhism in East Asian cuisine, Christianity in European cuisine, Islam in Middle Eastern cuisine, and Judaism in Jewish and Israeli cuisine.


  1. cuisine

    Cuisine refers to a style or method of cooking, especially characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment. It also relates to the specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with specific cultures or geographic regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuisinenoun

    the kitchen or cooking department

  2. Cuisinenoun

    manner or style of cooking

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. L. coquina kitchen, fr. coquere to cook. See Kitchen.]


  1. Cuisine

    Cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, often associated with a specific culture. Cuisines are often named after the geographic areas or regions that they originate from. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws, such as Islamic dietary laws and Jewish dietary laws, can also exercise a strong influence on cuisine. Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cuisine

    kwe-zēn′, n. a kitchen or cooking department: cookery.—n. Cuisin′ier, a cook. [Fr. (It. cucina)—L. coquinacoquĕre, to cook.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuisine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuisine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cuisine in a Sentence

  1. Claus Henriksen:

    I try to create a cuisine that reflects the nature surrounding us, it should represent this very moment in time.

  2. Kevin Gillespie:

    I felt that we as Southerners were starting to slowly lose our grasp on the traditional cooking of the South, because we put so much emphasis on modernizing (cuisine) ... we accidentally forgot to bring our grandma with us. And we need to go back and pick her up.

  3. Ken LaGrande:

    California's rice growing regions are the same latitude as Korea and Japan. So we all grow the same kind of rice -- medium grain and short grain -- that's popular in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine, but Chinese consumers, who eat rice every day, will now have more choice with Sun Valley Rice.

  4. This Easter , D’Silva:

    Singapore is a lot more than chili crab and chicken rice. It’s a lot, lot more than that, if you have an opportunity to go to a restaurant that serves Singapore’s heritage cuisine, go, because it’s mind-blowing : the flavor, the ingredients. Everything about it.

  5. Kelly Toups:

    Mediterranean cuisine has been a popular trend for a while now, it's pretty easy to sample different Mediterranean grains and foods because these types of ingredients have become so popular in mainstream restaurants.

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    A leaven
    B whitewash
    C scholastic
    D pluck

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