Webster's Writer's Dictionary


Kitch"en [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 cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery. Cool was his kitchen, though his brains were hot. Dryden. A fat kitchen makes a lean will. Franklin.

2. A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen. Kitchen garden. See under Garden. -- Kitchen lee, dirty soapsuds. [Obs.] " A brazen tub of kitchen lee." Ford. -- Kitchen stuff, fat collected from pots and pans. Donne.



To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen. [Obs.] Shak.