Cookery Cook"er*y (k[oo^]k"[~e]r*[y^]), n. 1. The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat; cooking. [1913 Webster]

2. A delicacy; a dainty. [Obs.] --R. North. [1913 Webster]

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