A modern kitchen.





  • From Middle English kychyn, kytchen, kichene, kuchen, from Old English cyċen, cyċene, from Proto-West Germanic *kukinā, a borrowing from Vulgar Latin *cocīna, from Latin coquīna, from coquō, from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- ("to cook, become ripe").
  • In other languages, the cognate term often refers both to the room and the type of cooking. In English, the distinction is generally made via the etymological twins kitchen (of Germanic origin) and cuisine (from French).

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