kitch|en


kitch|en
kitch|en «KIHCH uhn», noun, verb.
–n.
1. that room where food is cooked: »

The kitchen was filled with the smell of roast lamb cooking.

2. the cooking department; cuisine.
3. an outfit for cooking, such as one for camping or the like.
4. Scottish and Irish. food or drink eaten as relish with bread, potatoes, or other staple fare.
–v.t.
Scottish and Irish. to serve as a relish for or add a relish to.
[Old English cycene < unrecorded Medieval Latin cucina < Latin coquīna < coquere to cook]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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