Etymology
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culinary (adj.)

1630s, "of the kitchen;" 1650s, "pertaining to the art of cookery," from Latin culinarius "pertaining to the kitchen," from culina "kitchen, cooking stove, food," an unexplained variant from coquere "to cook" (from PIE root *pekw- "to cook, ripen").

updated on June 01, 2018

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Definitions of culinary from WordNet

culinary (adj.)
of or relating to or used in cooking;
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