kitchen
noun Etymology: Middle English kichene, from Old English cycene, from Late Latin coquina, from Latin coquere to cook — more at cook Date: before 12th century 1. a place (as a room) with cooking facilities 2. the personnel that prepares, cooks, and serves food 3. cuisine

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  • Kitchen — Kitch en (k[i^]ch [e^]n), n. [OE. kichen, kichene, kuchene, AS. cycene, L. coquina, equiv. to culina a kitchen, fr. coquinus pertaining to cooking, fr. coquere to cook. See {Cook} to prepare food, and cf. {Cuisine}.] 1. A room equipped for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kitchen — (n.) c.1200, from O.E. cycene, from W.Gmc. *kokina (Cf. M.Du. cökene, O.H.G. chuhhina, Ger. Küche, Dan. kjèkken), probably borrowed from V.L. *cocina (Cf. Fr. cuisine, Sp. cocina), variant of L. coquina kitchen, from fem. of coquinus of …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kitchen — Kitch en, v. t. To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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