from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Elaborate or skillfully prepared food, especially that of France.
- n. The characteristic manner or style of preparing such food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Refined cookery, especially when practiced as an art form.
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- n. (French) an elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food
French : haute, feminine of haut, high, elegant + cuisine, cooking.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French haute ("high") + cuisine ("cookery") (Wiktionary)