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

  • n. A book containing recipes and other information about the preparation of food.
  • n. A manual that describes how to assemble and deploy a biological or chemical weapon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A book or an encyclopedia of recipes and cookery tips.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A book of directions and receipts for cooking; a cookery book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book containing recipes and instructions for cooking.

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

  • n. a book of recipes and cooking directions


From cook + book; possibly also a calque from German Kochbuch (de), from kochen "cook" + Buch "book". (Wiktionary)



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