Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective of or relating to or used in cooking

Etymologies

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

[Latin culīnārius, from culīna, kitchen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

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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.

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.

    The Art and Craft of Modernist Cooking

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

    Big Timber A Story of the Northwest

  • 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

  • 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.

    Key Plotter Pleads Guilty in Galleon Case

  • 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.

    LIME MERINGUE PIE

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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