Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a kitchen or to cookery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to the practice of cookery or the activity of cooking.
  • adj. Of, or relating to a kitchen

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the kitchen, or to the art of cookery; used in kitchens or in cooking: as, a culinary vessel; culinary herbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or used in cooking

Etymologies

Latin culīnārius, from culīna, kitchen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin culina: kitchen. Old English, cyln: cooking. The first written appearance of culinary was in 1638, suggested to be reintroduced from classical Latin by 16th century humanists. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What you term culinary trickery ought to cause you to reflect and confront those implicit assumptions that you thought you had and let you experience it afresh, stripped of those preconceptions.

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  • She had passed through what she termed a culinary inferno.

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  • She enrolled in French culinary school in Manhattan, hoping to one day become a chef like her grandfather, the person familiar with the matter says.

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  • At least some of the material in culinary classic Oishinbo (Viz), written by Tetsu Kariya and illustrated by Akira Hanasaki, is 20 years old, and all of it is lively, informative, and enriches the scope of Japanese comics available in translation and available comics in general.

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  • Traveling through this area and sampling the food is a lesson in culinary creativity and demonstrates the ability of chiles, herbs and spices to flavor even the humblest of ingredients.

    Culinary travel in the Mixteca Poblana: The avocado route

  • Stuffed with either ground meat, olives and raisins, or with a chestnut dressing, the Christmas turkey is a European preparation of a New World bird, far different in culinary character from the turkey served in the dark, rich wedding moles.

    A Mexican Christmas dinner: tamales, turkey, tejocotes

  • This past week in culinary school we learned all about pies and tarts using various different kinds of dough such as pate brisse, pate sucree, and pasta frolla.

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  • (P.S. Tommi, I ain't mad atcha, big fan of your blog!) At the very least, I've been studying frozen desserts and egg based ice creams in culinary school this past week, so this selection gave me yet another opportunity to meander down the avenues of ice cream town.

    TWD:HONEY PEACH CHIP ICE CREAM

  • Although one of Mexico's poorest states, it is rich in culinary resources, including the fish and shellfish of its Pacific waters and inland rivers, the wild game of the mountains, and the tropical fruit found throughout the state.

    Regional Cuisines Of Guerrero: From Beaches to Mountains

  • For the G of Indian vegetables, I took some gobi and paired it with ginger (a match made in culinary heaven) and made stuffed parathas.

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