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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 garden. Kitchen lee, dirty soapsuds. a brazen tub of kitchen lee. . Kitchen stuff, fat collected from pots and pans.

Origin: 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.