Kitch"en (?), 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.]


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.


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.



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Kitch"en, v. t.

To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.




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