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Cuisine is the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared.

Glossary

  • Acorn -  fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
  • Acorus -  sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae
  • Adobo -  a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice
  • Aioli -  garlic mayonnaise
  • Akan -  a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
  • Al dente -  of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
  • Albacore -  large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters; relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
  • Albizia lebbeck -  large spreading Old World tree having large leaves and globose clusters of greenish-yellow flowers and long seed pods that clatter in the wind
  • Alfalfa -  leguminous plant grown for hay or forage; important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
  • algae -  primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
  • Allium ampeloprasum -  coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized
  • Almond -  oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree; small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
  • Ambrosia -  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut; any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma; a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
  • Anal -  a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.; of or related to the anus
  • Angel cake -  a light sponge cake made without egg yolks
  • animal -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; marked by the appetites and passions of the body;  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  • Anisette -  liquorice-flavored usually colorless sweet liqueur made from aniseed
  • Antarctica -  an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
  • Antipasto -  a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
  • appetizer -  food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
  • apple -  fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh; native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • Apple pie -  pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
  • Apple sauce -  puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced
  • Apricot -  downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach; Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach; a shade of pink tinged with yellow
  • Ara -  macaws; a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma
  • Arabidopsis thaliana -  a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
  • Arak -  any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • Aralia elata -  deciduous clump-forming Asian shrub or small tree; adventive in the eastern United States
  • Ararat -  the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
  • Araucaria araucana -  large Chilean evergreen conifer having intertwined branches and bearing edible nuts
  • Araucaria bidwillii -  Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law
  • Arbutus unedo -  small evergreen European shrubby tree bearing many-seeded scarlet berries that are edible but bland; of Ireland, southern Europe, Asia Minor
  • Arctium lappa -  burdock having heart-shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
  • Aristotelia serrata -  graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine
  • Army -  a large number of people united for some specific purpose; a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state; the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
  • Arroz con pollo -  rice and chicken cooked together Spanish style; highly seasoned especially with saffron
  • Artemisia absinthium -  aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
  • Asimina triloba -  small tree native to the eastern United States having oblong leaves and fleshy fruit
  • Aspic -  savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetables
  • Atole -  eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
  • Attar -  essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
  • Attica -  the territory of Athens in ancient Greece
  • Au jus -  served in its natural juices or gravy
  • Australia -  a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • Baba -  a small cake leavened with yeast
  • Babka -  a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
  • Bacon -  back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried; English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626); English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
  • Bagel -  (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
  • Baghdad -  capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
  • Baked Alaska -  cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
  • Baked potato -  potato that has been cooked by baking it in an oven
  • baking -  as hot as if in an oven;  cooking by dry heat in an oven; making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • Baklava -  rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
  • Bandung -  a city in Indonesia; located on western Java (southeast of Jakarta); a resort known for its climate
  • Banjo -  a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
  • Bannock -  a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
  • Barbecue -  a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors; a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit; meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce;  cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
  • Barramundi -  large edible Australian lungfish having paddle-shaped fins
  • Bassia scoparia -  densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
  • batter -  a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon; (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting;  make a dent or impression in; strike violently and repeatedly; strike against forcefully
  • Bazooka -  a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon
  • Bean -  any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food; any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods; any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans; informal terms for a human head;  hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
  • Beanfeast -  an annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees
  • Bear claw -  claw of a bear; often used in jewelry; an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery; almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw
  • Beech -  any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions; wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
  • Beef Stroganoff -  sauteed strips of beef and mushrooms in sour cream sauce served with noodles
  • Beefsteak -  a slice of beef usually cooked by broiling
  • beer -  a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • Beer garden -  tavern with an outdoor area (usually resembling a garden) where beer and other alcoholic drinks are served
  • Beignet -  a square, very rich drop friedcake dusted with confectioners' sugar
  • Belgian waffle -  thick sweet waffle often eaten with ice cream or fruit sauce
  • Berberis canadensis -  deciduous shrub of eastern North America whose leaves turn scarlet in autumn and having racemes of yellow flowers followed by ellipsoid glossy red berries
  • beverage -  any liquid suitable for drinking
  • Bhang -  a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
  • Bialy -  flat crusty-bottomed onion roll
  • Biff -  (boxing) a blow with the fist;  strike, usually with the fist
  • Bigos -  a Polish stew of cabbage and meat
  • Biltong -  meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
  • Biryani -  an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables
  • Biscuit -  small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
  • Bisque -  a thick cream soup made from shellfish
  • Bistro -  a small informal restaurant; serves wine
  • Bitterroot -  showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower
  • bivalve -  used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.);  marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
  • Black Magic -  the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
  • Black pudding -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Blancmange -  sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
  • Blighia sapida -  widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits; introduced in Jamaica by William Bligh
  • Blini -  Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
  • Blintz -  (Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked
  • Blood sausage -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Blubber -  an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil; excess bodily weight;  utter while crying; cry or whine with snuffling
  • Blue -  causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;  any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae; blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge;  turn blue
  • Blue cheese dressing -  vinaigrette containing crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese; creamy dressing containing crumbled blue cheese
  • Boeuf -  meat from an adult domestic bovine
  • Boiled egg -  egg cooked briefly in the shell in gently boiling water
  • Bok choy -  elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks; Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
  • Bolo -  long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin; a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  • Bonbon -  a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
  • book -  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded;  engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • Borage -  leaves flavor sauces and punches; young leaves eaten in salads or cooked; hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach
  • Borassus flabellifer -  tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
  • Borscht -  a Russian soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
  • botany -  the branch of biology that studies plants; all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • Bouillabaisse -  highly seasoned Mediterranean soup or stew made of several kinds of fish and shellfish with tomatoes and onions or leeks and seasoned with saffron and garlic and herbs
  • Boule -  an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
  • Brachychiton populneus -  widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle
  • bran -  food prepared from the husks of cereal grains; broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
  • brand -  a recognizable kind; identification mark on skin, made by burning; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; a name given to a product or service;  burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals; mark or expose as infamous; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
  • brandy -  distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
  • Brasserie -  a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
  • Brazil nut -  three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell; tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
  • Bread -  food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked; informal terms for money;  cover with bread crumbs
  • Bread sauce -  creamy white sauce made with bread instead of flour and seasoned with cloves and onion
  • Breadfruit -  a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts; native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • Breakaway -  having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude;  the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
  • Brittle -  having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured; lacking warmth and generosity of spirit;  caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • Broccoli -  branched green undeveloped flower heads; plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds
  • Broth -  a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock; liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
  • Brown Betty -  baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
  • Brown sauce -  bouillon or beef stock thickened with butter and flour roux and variously seasoned with herbs or Worcestershire etc.; a sauce based on soy sauce
  • Brussels sprout -  plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages
  • Bryonia dioica -  bryony having fleshy roots pale green flowers and very small red berries; Europe; North Africa; western Asia
  • Bulgur -  parched crushed wheat
  • Burrito -  a flour tortilla folded around a filling
  • Burton -  a strong dark English ale; Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984); English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
  • Buttermilk -  residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
  • Caesar -  conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC); United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
  • Caesar salad -  typically having fried croutons and dressing made with a raw egg
  • Caff -  informal British term for a cafe
  • Cake -  a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs; small flat mass of chopped food;  form a coat over
  • Calabash -  a pipe for smoking; has a curved stem and a large bowl made from a calabash gourd; tropical American evergreen that produces large round gourds; round gourd of the calabash tree; bottle made from the dried shell of a bottle gourd; Old World climbing plant with hard-shelled bottle-shaped gourds as fruits
  • Calamus rotang -  climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
  • Camassia -  genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
  • Camassia quamash -  plant having a large edible bulb and linear basal leaves and racemes of light to deep violet-blue star-shaped flowers on tall green scapes; western North America
  • Camel -  cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
  • Canada -  a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • Candied fruit -  fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
  • Candy -  a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts;  coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • Candy apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Canna indica -  canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
  • Capelin -  very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes
  • Caper -  a playful leap or hop; a crime (especially a robbery); pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces; any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis; a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement;  jump about playfully
  • Cappuccino -  equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
  • Capsicum -  any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
  • Capsicum baccatum -  plant bearing very small and very hot oblong red fruits; includes wild forms native to tropical America; thought to be ancestral to the sweet pepper and many hot peppers
  • Caragana arborescens -  large spiny shrub of eastern Asia having clusters of yellow flowers; often cultivated in shelterbelts and hedges
  • Caramel apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Cardamom -  aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
  • Cardiff -  the capital and largest city of Wales
  • Caribou -  arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • Carpobrotus edulis -  low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp
  • Carya glabra -  an American hickory tree having bitter nuts
  • Carya laciniosa -  hickory of the eastern United States resembling the shagbark but having a much larger nut
  • Carya ovata -  North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
  • Carya tomentosa -  smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
  • Casablanca -  a port on the Atlantic and the largest city of Morocco
  • Casein -  a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives; a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  • Cashew -  kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted; tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • Cassareep -  flavoring made by boiling down the juice of the bitter cassava; used in West Indian cooking
  • Cassava -  any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch; cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca; a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  • Casserole -  large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served; food cooked and served in a casserole
  • Castanea mollissima -  a small tree with small sweet nuts; wild or naturalized in Korea and China
  • Castanea ozarkensis -  shrubby tree closely related to the Allegheny chinkapin but with larger leaves; southern midwestern United States
  • Castanea pumila -  shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts
  • Castanea sativa -  wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
  • Cauliflower -  compact head of white undeveloped flowers; a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
  • Caviar -  salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
  • Centranthus ruber -  European herb with small fragrant crimson or white spurred flowers
  • cereal -  made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it;  a breakfast food prepared from grain; grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet; foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • Challah -  (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
  • Champ -  someone who has won first place in a competition;  chafe at the bit, like horses; chew noisily
  • Chapati -  flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
  • Charales -  small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis: stoneworts
  • Charcuterie -  a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  • Chard -  long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves; beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
  • Charlotte -  a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard; the largest city in North Carolina; located in south central North Carolina
  • Chartreuse -  of something having the yellowish green color of Chartreuse liqueur;  aromatic green or yellow liqueur flavored with orange peel and hyssop and peppermint; made at monastery near Grenoble, France; a shade of green tinged with yellow
  • Cheese -  a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk; erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States;  wind onto a cheese; used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
  • Cheesecake -  a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire; made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust
  • chef -  a professional cook
  • Chenopodium album -  common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
  • Cherimoya -  large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples; small tropical American tree bearing round or oblong fruit
  • Chestnut -  (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color;  a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse; a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg; edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea; any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur; wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • chewing gum -  a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing; a gum prepared for chewing; sweetened and flavored
  • Chicha -  an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  • Chicken -  easily frightened;  a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • Chicken Kiev -  pounded chicken cutlets rolled around butter (that has been seasoned with herbs) and then covered with crumbs and fried
  • Chicken paprikash -  chicken simmered in broth with onions and paprika then mixed with sour cream
  • Chicken salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped chicken meat
  • Chili con carne -  ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
  • Chili dog -  a hotdog with chili con carne on it
  • Chili powder -  powder made of ground chili peppers mixed with e.g. cumin and garlic and oregano
  • Chinese cabbage -  elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves; plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia
  • Chinese fried rice -  boiled rice mixed with scallions and minced pork or shrimp and quickly scrambled with eggs
  • Chinese yam -  hardy Chinese vine naturalized in United States and cultivated as an ornamental climber for its glossy heart-shaped cinnamon-scented leaves and in the tropics for its edible tubers
  • Chipotle -  a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
  • Choc-ice -  colloquial British abbreviation for chocolate ice cream
  • chocolate -  a medium brown to dark-brown color; a food made from roasted ground cacao beans; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Chocolate pudding -  sweet chocolate flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs
  • Cholera -  an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • Chomp -  the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws;  chew noisily
  • Chongqing -  a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China
  • Chorizo -  a spicy Spanish pork sausage
  • Christmas cake -  a rich fruitcake (usually covered with icing and marzipan) and eaten at Christmas
  • Chrysophyllum cainito -  evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides
  • Chunky -  like or containing small sticky lumps; short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
  • Chutney -  chopped fruits or green tomatoes cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
  • Cider -  a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
  • Cirsium arvense -  European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weed
  • Cirsium vulgare -  European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States
  • Clabber -  raw milk that has soured and thickened;  turn into curds
  • Club -  stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; a formal association of people with similar interests; a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; a building that is occupied by a social club; golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together;  strike with a club or a bludgeon; gather and spend time together; unite with a common purpose
  • Cobbler -  tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit; a person who makes or repairs shoes; made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
  • Coca -  dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect; United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001); a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
  • Cockle -  common edible European bivalve mollusk having a rounded shell with radiating ribs; common edible European bivalve;  to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • cocktail -  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal; a short mixed drink
  • Cocoa bean -  seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • Coconut cake -  cake containing shredded coconut in batter and frosting
  • Coconut milk -  clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut; white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
  • Coddle -  cook in nearly boiling water; treat with excessive indulgence
  • Coddled egg -  egg cooked briefly in the shell in gently boiling water
  • coffee -  a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans; a medium brown to dark-brown color; a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • Coffee bean -  a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • Coffee cake -  a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
  • Cola -  carbonated drink flavored with extract from Kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States); large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
  • Collard -  variety of kale having smooth leaves
  • Colocasia esculenta -  herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
  • Colossal -  so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
  • Comal -  of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair
  • Comer -  someone with a promising future; someone who arrives (or has arrived)
  • Comfit -  candy containing a fruit or nut;  make into a confection
  • Common fig -  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  • Company -  an institution created to conduct business; a unit of firefighters including their equipment; a social gathering of guests or companions; organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); small military unit; usually two or three platoons; the state of being with someone; crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship; a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; a social or business visitor;  be a companion to somebody
  • Compote -  dessert of stewed or baked fruit
  • Concha -  (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
  • Concoction -  the invention of a scheme or story to suit some purpose; an occurrence of an unusual mixture; any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
  • condiment -  a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
  • confection -  the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components; a food rich in sugar;  make into a confection
  • Confectionery -  the occupation and skills of a confectioner; a confectioner's shop; candy and other sweets considered collectively
  • Confit -  a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
  • Congee -  a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast;  perform a ceremonious bow; depart after obtaining formal permission
  • cookbook -  a book of recipes and cooking directions
  • Cookie -  a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term); the cook on a ranch or at a camp
  • cooking -  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • cookware -  a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
  • Corchorus -  widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia; any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute
  • Cordial -  sincerely or intensely felt; showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; diffusing warmth and friendliness;  strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
  • Cordon bleu -  a chef famous for his great skill; an honor or award gained for excellence
  • Corn smut -  a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
  • Cornbread -  bread made primarily of cornmeal
  • Cornus mas -  deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
  • Corylus cornuta -  hazel of western United States with conspicuous beaklike involucres on the nuts
  • Cote -  a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)
  • Cotton candy -  a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
  • cough drop -  a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
  • Countess -  female equivalent of a count or earl
  • Couscous -  a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina; a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew
  • Cracker -  a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends; a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet; a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing; a poor white person in the southern United States
  • Cracklings -  the crisp residue left after lard has been rendered
  • Crataegus -  thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple
  • Crisp -  brief and to the point; effectively cut short; (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; of hair in small tight curls; pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; pleasantly cold and invigorating; tender and brittle;  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat;  make brown and crisp by heating; make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • Croissant -  very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
  • Croquette -  minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried
  • Crouton -  a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
  • Crucian carp -  European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
  • Cruller -  small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
  • Crumble -  break or fall apart into fragments; fall apart; fall into decay or ruin
  • Crunch -  the sound of something crunching; a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources); the act of crushing;  make crunching noises; chew noisily; press or grind with a crunching noise; reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
  • Crust -  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties; the outer layer of the Earth; a hard outer layer that covers something;  form a crust or form into a crust
  • Cuban sandwich -  a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
  • Cuisine -  the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
  • Curd -  coagulated milk; used to made cheese; a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd
  • Curl -  American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933); a strand or cluster of hair; a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals);  form a curl, curve, or kink; play the Scottish game of curling; twist or roll into coils or ringlets; wind around something in coils or loops; shape one's body into a curl
  • Curry -  (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice;  treat by incorporating fat; season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking; give a neat appearance to
  • Cutlet -  thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
  • Cyclopia -  a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye
  • Cyperus rotundus -  a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
  • Damper -  a depressing restraint; a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations; a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • Danish pastry -  light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • Date plum -  an Asiatic persimmon tree cultivated for its small yellow or purplish-black edible fruit much valued by Afghan tribes
  • Degustation -  taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
  • Delicacy -  subtly skillful handling of a situation; smallness of stature; refined taste; tact; lightness in movement or manner; the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; lack of physical strength; something considered choice to eat
  • Delicatessen -  a shop selling ready-to-eat food products; ready-to-eat food products
  • dentist -  a person qualified to practice dentistry
  • dessert -  a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Deviled egg -  halved hard-cooked egg with the yolk mashed with mayonnaise and seasonings and returned to the white
  • Dill -  aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning; aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
  • Dim sum -  traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
  • Dioscorea alata -  grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh
  • Diplotaxis tenuifolia -  yellow-flowered European plant that grows on old walls and in waste places; an adventive weed in North America
  • dish -  a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation; a particular item of prepared food; the quantity that a dish will hold; an activity that you like or at which you are superior; a very attractive or seductive looking woman;  make concave; shape like a dish; provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • Divinity -  the quality of being divine; white creamy fudge made with egg whites; the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth; any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • Double-Decker -  a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
  • Doubles -  tennis played with two players on each side; badminton played with two players on each side
  • dough -  a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll; informal terms for money
  • Doughnut -  a small ring-shaped friedcake; a toroidal shape
  • Drag -  the act of dragging (pulling with force); clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); something tedious and boring; something that slows or delays progress; the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke);  proceed for an extended period of time; persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; pull, as against a resistance; to lag or linger behind; move slowly and as if with great effort; use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu; suck in or take (air); search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost; draw slowly or heavily; walk without lifting the feet; force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • Dream -  a state of mind characterized by abstraction and release from reality; a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; someone or something wonderful; a fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe); a cherished desire;  have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy; experience while sleeping
  • drink -  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; a single serving of a beverage; any large deep body of water; the act of swallowing; any liquid suitable for drinking;  take in liquids; consume alcohol; drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; propose a toast to
  • Drinking cup -  a disposable cup made of paper; for holding drinks
  • Drupe -  fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
  • Duck -  small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs; a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents; flesh of a duck (domestic or wild); (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman;  to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; submerge or plunge suddenly; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); dip into a liquid
  • Duck sauce -  a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
  • Duff -  a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
  • Dumpling -  dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry; small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
  • Eccles cake -  a flat round cake of sweetened pastry filled with dried fruit
  • Eclipse -  one celestial body obscures another;  cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention; cause an eclipse of; of celestial bodies; exceed in importance; outweigh
  • Egg cream -  made of milk and flavored syrup with soda water
  • Eggnog -  a punch made of sweetened milk or cream mixed with eggs and usually alcoholic liquor
  • Eggs Benedict -  toasted English muffin topped with ham and a poached egg (or an oyster) and hollandaise sauce
  • Emir -  an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
  • Enchilada -  tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
  • Ensete ventricosum -  large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa
  • Eris -  (Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
  • Erodium cicutarium -  European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
  • Erodium moschatum -  low annual European herb naturalized in America; similar to alfilaria
  • Escargot -  edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
  • Espresso -  strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
  • Europe -  the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles; an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • Excel -  distinguish oneself
  • Extra -  further or added; added to a regular schedule; more than is needed, desired, or required;  unusually or exceptionally;  something additional of the same kind; an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis); a minor actor in crowd scenes
  • Eyes -  opinion or judgment
  • Fab -  extremely pleasing
  • Faggot -  a bundle of sticks and branches bound together; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man;  bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them; ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
  • Fagus grandifolia -  North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
  • Fagus sylvatica -  large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
  • Falafel -  small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
  • Farina -  fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings
  • Fast food -  inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
  • Fennel -  fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture; leaves used for seasoning; aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads; any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
  • Fenugreek -  aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry; annual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
  • festival -  an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
  • Fettuccine -  pasta in flat strips wider than linguine
  • Ficus carica -  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  • Fiddlehead fern -  New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
  • Field pea -  coarse small-seeded pea often used as food when young and tender; variety of pea plant native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa and widely grown especially for forage; seed of the field pea plant
  • film -  a thin coating or layer; photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies; a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things; a medium that disseminates moving pictures; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;  make a film or photograph of something; record in film
  • Firkin -  a small wooden keg; a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons
  • fish -  any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; the flesh of fish used as food; the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces;  catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; seek indirectly
  • Fish ball -  a fried ball or patty of flaked fish and mashed potatoes; well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
  • Fish finger -  a long fillet of fish breaded and fried
  • Fish House Punch -  a punch made of rum and brandy and water or tea sweetened with sugar syrup
  • Fish slice -  a food turner with a broad blade used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan
  • Fistulina hepatica -  a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States
  • Fitness -  the condition of being suitable; the quality of being qualified; good physical condition; being in shape or in condition; fitness to traverse the seas
  • Flake -  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; a person with an unusual or odd personality; a crystal of snow;  cover with flakes or as if with flakes; form into flakes; come off in flakes or thin small pieces
  • Flan -  open pastry filled with fruit or custard
  • Flank steak -  a cut of beef from the flank of the animal
  • Flapjack -  a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • Flatbread -  any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
  • Fleer -  contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words; someone who flees from an uncongenial situation;  to smirk contemptuously
  • Florida -  a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • flour -  fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain;  convert grain into flour; cover with flour
  • Flummery -  a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal; meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  • Flump -  fall heavily; set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
  • Flying fish -  tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
  • Flying saucer -  an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
  • Foie gras -  a pate made from goose liver (marinated in Cognac) and truffles
  • Fondue -  hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped; cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces
  • food -  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue; anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking; any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • Force -  physical energy or intensity; a powerful effect or influence; a group of people having the power of effective action; group of people willing to obey orders; (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); (of a law) having legal validity; a unit that is part of some military service; one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;  impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; do forcibly; exert force; force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; cause to move by pulling; squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; take by force; urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate; move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"; to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
  • Forcemeat -  mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
  • Fortune cookie -  thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
  • French toast -  bread slice dipped in egg and milk and fried; topped with sugar or fruit or syrup
  • Freshen Up -  become or make oneself fresh again; make brighter and prettier
  • Fricassee -  pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings;  make a fricassee of by cooking
  • Fried egg -  eggs cooked by sauteing in oil or butter; sometimes turned and cooked on both sides
  • Fried rice -  boiled rice mixed with scallions and minced pork or shrimp and quickly scrambled with eggs
  • Frijoles refritos -  dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
  • Frisk -  the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs;  search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets; play boisterously
  • Fritillaria affinis -  herb of northwestern America having green-and-purple bell-shaped flowers
  • Frittata -  Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
  • Fritter -  small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables;  spend frivolously and unwisely
  • Frog legs -  hind legs of frogs used as food; resemble chicken and cooked as chicken
  • Frozen custard -  dessert resembling ice cream but with a boiled custard base
  • Frozen yogurt -  a soft frozen dessert of sweetened flavored yogurt
  • Fruitcake -  a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on; a whimsically eccentric person
  • Fruity -  tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit; informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • Frumenty -  sweet spiced porridge made from hulled wheat
  • Fudge -  soft creamy candy;  fake or falsify; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • Fuse -  any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant; an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded;  make liquid or plastic by heating; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse; mix together different elements
  • Galangal -  southeastern Asian perennial with aromatic roots; European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
  • Gari -  cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
  • Garlic bread -  French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
  • Gaultheria shallon -  small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries
  • Gaylussacia baccata -  low shrub of the eastern United States bearing shiny black edible fruit; best known of the huckleberries
  • Gazpacho -  a soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs; served cold
  • genus -  a general kind of something; (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
  • Ghee -  clarified butter used in Indian cookery
  • ginger -  (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color;  pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery; dried ground gingerroot; perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems; liveliness and energy;  add ginger to in order to add flavor
  • Ginger beer -  carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
  • Ginger snap -  a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
  • Ginkgo biloba -  deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
  • Glasswort -  fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass; bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
  • Glaze -  coating for fabrics, ceramics, metal, etc.; a glossy finish on a fabric; any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods;  become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; coat with a glaze; coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze; furnish with glass
  • Gnetum gnemon -  small tropical tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves; exploited for its edible young leaves and seeds that provide a fine flour
  • Gnocchi -  (Italian) a small dumpling made of potato or flour or semolina that is boiled or baked and is usually served with a sauce or with grated cheese
  • Good -  thorough; generally admired; resulting favorably; not left to spoil; not forged; having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; morally admirable; in excellent physical condition; appealing to the mind; agreeable or pleasing; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; capable of pleasing; of moral excellence; promoting or enhancing well-being; having the normally expected amount; with or in a close or intimate relationship; exerting force or influence; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; deserving of esteem and respect; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; financially sound;  (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly');  moral excellence or admirableness; that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; benefit; articles of commerce
  • Goody -  something considered choice to eat
  • Gouda cheese -  mild cream-colored Dutch cheese shaped in balls
  • Goujon -  large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
  • Goulash -  a rich meat stew highly seasoned with paprika
  • Grain -  the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses; a small hard particle; dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn; 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams; 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams; a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat;  paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood; become granular; form into grains; thoroughly work in
  • Granola -  cereal made of especially rolled oats with dried fruits and nuts and honey or brown sugar
  • Grape -  any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters; any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • Grog -  rum cut with water
  • Gruel -  a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
  • Guacamole -  a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings
  • Guava -  tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies; small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit; small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit
  • Gui -  a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device
  • Guinea pig -  stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research; a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
  • Gumbo -  a soup or stew thickened with okra pods; long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews; any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water; tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
  • Gumdrop -  a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
  • Gyro -  a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread; rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
  • Gyromitra esculenta -  a poisonous gyromitra; the surface of the fertile body is smooth at first and becomes progressively undulating and wrinkled (but never truly pitted); color varies from dull yellow to brown
  • Haggis -  made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach
  • Ham hock -  a small cut of meat from the leg just above the foot
  • Hamburger -  a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients; beef that has been ground
  • Hardtack -  very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple; a mountain mahogany
  • Hash -  chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned; purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen;  chop up
  • Hasty pudding -  cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar); sweetened porridge made of tapioca or flour or oatmeal cooked quickly in milk or water
  • Haute cuisine -  (French) an elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food
  • Hazel -  of a light brown or yellowish brown color;  the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris); Australian tree grown especially for ornament and its fine-grained wood and bearing edible nuts; any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  • Hazelnut -  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus; any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  • Helianthus annuus -  annual sunflower grown for silage and for its seeds which are a source of oil; common throughout United States and much of North America
  • Hickory -  American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts; valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
  • Hoisin sauce -  a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
  • Home fries -  sliced pieces of potato fried in a pan until brown and crisp
  • Hominy -  hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
  • Honeydew -  the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
  • Honor -  a woman's virtue or chastity; the quality of being honorable and having a good name; the state of being honored; a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;  accept as pay; bestow honor or rewards upon; show respect towards
  • horn -  one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates; any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn; an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound; a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather); a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it; a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning; the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails; a device on an automobile for making a warning noise; a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves; a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves;  stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
  • Hot-dog -  perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
  • Hot pot -  a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot
  • hotelier -  an owner or manager of hotels
  • Huarache -  a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
  • Humbug -  communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive; something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage; pretentious or silly talk or writing;  trick or deceive
  • Hummus -  a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
  • Hunter's chicken -  chicken casserole prepared with tomatoes and mushrooms and herbs in the Italian style
  • Hushpuppy -  deep-fried cornbread ball (southern)
  • Ice cream -  frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • Ice milk -  similar to ice cream but made of milk
  • Illinois -  the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami; a Midwest state in north-central United States; a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
  • India -  a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • Indian relish -  chopped fruits or green tomatoes cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
  • insect -  small air-breathing arthropod; a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  • Irish moss -  dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
  • Irish stew -  meat (especially mutton) stewed with potatoes and onions
  • Irvingia gabonensis -  African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
  • Italian dressing -  a vinaigrette with garlic and herbs: oregano and basil and dill
  • Jackfruit -  immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted; East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
  • Jaggery -  unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
  • Japanese radish -  radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
  • Jell-O -  fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder
  • Jerk -  an abrupt spasmodic movement; raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms; a dull stupid fatuous person; (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration; a sudden abrupt pull; meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun;  throw or toss with a quick motion; move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions; make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion; pull, or move with a sudden movement; jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
  • Jerusalem artichoke -  sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips; tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers; edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
  • Jesus -  a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
  • Jewish rye bread -  (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds
  • Johnnycake -  cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
  • Juglans -  type genus of the Juglandaceae
  • Juglans californica -  medium-sized tree with somewhat aromatic compound leaves and edible nuts
  • Juglans cinerea -  North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
  • Juglans nigra -  North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
  • Juglans regia -  Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
  • juice -  any of several liquids of the body; the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue; electric current; energetic vitality
  • Jujube -  chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat); dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees; spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
  • Jumble -  small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie; a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas; a confused multitude of things;  assemble without order or sense; be all mixed up or jumbled together; bring into random order
  • Juniper berry -  berrylike fruit of a plant of the genus Juniperus especially the berrylike cone of the common juniper
  • Juniperus communis -  densely branching shrub or small tree having pungent blue berries used to flavor gin; widespread in northern hemisphere; only conifer on coasts of Iceland and Greenland
  • Junket -  a trip taken by an official at public expense; dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet; a journey taken for pleasure;  partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for; go on a pleasure trip
  • Kaiser roll -  rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center
  • Kama -  god of love and erotic desire; opposite of Mara
  • Kasha -  boiled or baked buckwheat
  • Kava -  an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
  • Kazan -  an industrial city in the European part of Russia; United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)
  • Kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Kedgeree -  a dish of rice and hard-boiled eggs and cooked flaked fish
  • Khmer -  the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia; a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • Kina -  the basic unit of money in Papua New Guinea
  • Kingston -  capital and largest city of Jamaica; a town in southeast Ontario on Lake Ontario near the head of the Saint Lawrence River; a town on the Hudson River in New York
  • Kipper -  salted and smoked herring
  • Kismet -  (Islam) the will of Allah
  • Knish -  (Yiddish) baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
  • Kola nut -  bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract; tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
  • Kudzu -  fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States
  • Kumis -  an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
  • Kvass -  fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
  • Kylix -  a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece
  • Labrador tea -  evergreen shrub of eastern North America having white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and dark green hairy leaves used for tea during American Revolution
  • lama -  llamas; a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
  • Lambda -  the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull; the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • Lasagne -  very wide flat strips of pasta; baked dish of layers of lasagna pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables
  • Latke -  made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
  • Lattice -  framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal; an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions; small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  • Lava -  rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface
  • Leach -  the process of leaching;  remove substances from by a percolating liquid; permeate or penetrate gradually; cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
  • Lecithin -  a yellow phospholipid essential for the metabolism of fats; found in egg yolk and in many plant and animal cells; used commercially as an emulsifier
  • Lee -  towards the side away from the wind;  the side of something that is sheltered from the wind; American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870); soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818); leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794); United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926); United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973); United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970); United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America (born in 1957)
  • Leek -  related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves; plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  • Legume -  the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils); an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae; the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
  • Lemon -  an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory; a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons; yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh; a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit; a strong yellow color
  • Lemon drop -  a hard candy with lemon flavor and a yellow color and (usually) the shape of a lemon
  • Lentil soup -  made of stock and lentils with onions carrots and celery
  • Lewisia -  genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers
  • Lima -  capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
  • Linguine -  pasta in long slender flat strips
  • Lion -  large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male; a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after); the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  • liqueur -  strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
  • liquor -  the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked; an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented; a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process
  • Liquorice -  a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant; deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
  • Liver -  having a reddish-brown color;  large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes; liver of an animal used as meat; someone who lives in a place; a person who has a special life style
  • Loaf -  a shaped mass of baked bread;  be about; be lazy or idle
  • Lobster Thermidor -  diced lobster mixed with Mornay sauce placed back in the shell and sprinkled with grated cheese and browned
  • Lobularia maritima -  perennial European plant having clusters of small fragrant usually white flowers; widely grown in gardens
  • lollipop -  hard candy on a stick; ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
  • Longan -  tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium
  • Lunch meat -  any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
  • Lutefisk -  dried cod soaked in a lye solution before boiling to give it a gelatinous consistency
  • Lychee -  Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
  • Macadamia -  any tree of the genus Macadamia
  • Macadamia ternifolia -  small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts
  • Macaroon -  chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
  • Macedonia -  landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991; the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
  • Madeira cake -  a rich sponge cake with close texture; intended to be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine
  • magazine -  a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored; product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object; a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required; a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; a business firm that publishes magazines; a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
  • Maize -  a strong yellow color; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • Malva neglecta -  annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in United States
  • Mamba -  arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal
  • Manchu -  the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu; a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century; the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
  • Mandelbrot -  French mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
  • Mane -  long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck; growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
  • Mango -  large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed; large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit
  • Mangosteen -  two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples; East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
  • Manna -  hardened sugary exudation of various trees; (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus
  • Manner -  a way of acting or behaving; how something is done or how it happens; a kind
  • Mao -  Chinese communist leader (1893-1976); an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
  • Maple sugar -  sugar made from the sap of the sugar maple tree
  • Maple syrup -  made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
  • mara -  hare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina; god of death; opposite of Kama
  • Marble cake -  made of light and dark batter very lightly blended
  • Margarine -  a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
  • Marmalade -  a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
  • Marmite -  a large pot especially one with legs used e.g. for cooking soup; soup cooked in a large pot
  • Marrow -  the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones; large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones; any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • Marshmallow -  spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
  • Mart -  an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
  • Marzipan -  almond paste and egg whites
  • Masa -  an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
  • Mashed potato -  potato that has been peeled and boiled and then mashed
  • Mast -  a vertical spar for supporting sails; any sturdy upright pole; nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine; nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine
  • Mastic -  an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin; a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler; an aromatic exudate from the mastic tree; used chiefly in varnishes
  • Mate -  South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate; the officer below the master on a commercial ship; informal term for a friend of the same sex; the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea; a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king; an exact duplicate; a person's partner in marriage; a fellow member of a team;  place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; bring two objects, ideas, or people together; make love
  • Matthew -  one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
  • Matzah ball -  a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup
  • Matzo -  brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
  • Maverick -  independent in behavior or thought;  an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it; someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  • Mayhaw -  hawthorn of southern United States bearing juicy acid scarlet fruit often used in jellies or preserves
  • Mead -  made of fermented honey and water; United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931); United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
  • meal -  coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse; the food served and eaten at one time; any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
  • Meat -  the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  • Meat pie -  pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
  • Meatball -  ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
  • Meatloaf -  a baked loaf of ground meat
  • Medlar -  crabapple-like fruit used for preserves; a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste; small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples; small deciduous tree of southern Africa having edible fruit
  • melon -  any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh; any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
  • Meringue -  sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
  • Mespilus germanica -  small deciduous Eurasian tree cultivated for its fruit that resemble crab apples
  • Milk chocolate -  chocolate made from chocolate liquor with sugar and cocoa butter and powdered milk solids and vanilla and (usually) lecithin; the most common form of chocolate for eating; used in chocolate candy and baking and coatings
  • Milkshake -  frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  • Milo -  small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
  • Mincemeat -  spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat
  • Minestrone -  soup made with a variety of vegetables
  • Minimus -  the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
  • Mirage -  something illusory and unattainable; an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
  • Mistral -  a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter
  • Mix in -  add as an additional element or part; cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
  • mocha -  superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia; flavoring made from mixed coffee and chocolate; soft suede glove leather from goatskin
  • Mojo -  a magic power or magic spell
  • Montreal -  a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
  • Moo -  the sound made by a cow or bull;  make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  • Moro -  a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
  • Morus nigra -  European mulberry having dark foliage and fruit
  • Mote -  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • Moussaka -  casserole of eggplant and ground lamb with onion and tomatoes bound with white sauce and beaten eggs
  • Muesli -  mixture of untoasted dry cereals and fruits
  • Mulligatawny -  a soup of eastern India that is flavored with curry; prepared with a meat or chicken base
  • Munch -  a large bite; Norwegian painter (1863-1944);  chew noisily
  • Mushy peas -  marrowfat peas that have been soaked overnight and then boiled; served with fish and chips
  • Mussel -  marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.; black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine
  • Mustard seed -  black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders
  • n-th -  last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • Namer -  a person who gives a name or names
  • Nectar -  fruit juice especially when undiluted; a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators; (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
  • Negro -  relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair;  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  • Nelumbo lutea -  water lily of eastern North America having pale yellow blossoms and edible globular nutlike seeds
  • Nero -  Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68)
  • New Zealand -  North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific; an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • Noodle -  a ribbonlike strip of pasta; informal terms for a human head
  • Nopal -  any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears; cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits
  • Nougat -  nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
  • Nouvelle cuisine -  a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
  • Nuphar advena -  common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water
  • Nut -  a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt; Egyptian goddess of the sky; usually large hard-shelled seed; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; a whimsically eccentric person; half the width of an em;  gather nuts
  • Nutcracker -  speckled birds that feed on nuts; a compound lever used to crack nuts open; any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
  • Oatcake -  thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal
  • Oatmeal -  meal made from rolled or ground oats; porridge made of rolled oats
  • Oenothera biennis -  a coarse biennial of eastern North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening; naturalized in Europe
  • Offal -  viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
  • office -  a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; professional or clerical workers in an office; (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; a job in an organization; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; an administrative unit of government
  • Ohio -  a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region; a river that is formed in western Pennsylvania and flows westward to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
  • Olive -  of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive;  a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation; one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish; hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork; evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits; small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • Omelette -  beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
  • Onion roll -  yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
  • Oolong -  Chinese tea leaves that have been partially fermented before being dried
  • Opuntia -  large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
  • Oregon -  a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
  • Orzo -  pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine
  • Ostryopsis -  deciduous monoecious shrubs of China and Mongolia resembling trees of the genus Ostrya; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae
  • Ouzo -  a Greek liquor flavored with anise
  • Oxalis tuberosa -  South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
  • Oxalis violacea -  perennial herb of eastern North America with palmately compound leaves and usually rose-purple flowers
  • Oxtail -  the skinned tail of cattle; used especially for soups
  • Oxtail soup -  a soup made from the skinned tail of an ox
  • Oyster -  marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters; a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl; edible body of any of numerous oysters;  gather oysters, dig oysters
  • Oysters Rockefeller -  oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell
  • Pablum -  a soft form of cereal for infants; worthless or oversimplified ideas
  • Pachyrhizus erosus -  Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils
  • Paella -  saffron-flavored dish made of rice with shellfish and chicken
  • Pain -  a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; a bothersome annoying person; a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;  cause emotional anguish or make miserable; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • Pancake -  a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • Panda -  reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas; large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
  • Panocha -  fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts
  • Pant -  the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine); a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately;  breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; utter while panting, as if out of breath
  • Paprika -  a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • Paraguay -  a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
  • Parfait -  layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream
  • Pasta -  shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg; a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
  • Pasta salad -  a salad having any of various pastas as the base
  • Paste -  an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard; any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency; a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers;  cover the surface of; hit with the fists; join or attach with or as if with glue
  • Pastel -  delicate and pale in color; lacking in body or vigor;  any of various pale or light colors
  • Pastille -  a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
  • Pastrami -  highly seasoned cut of smoked beef
  • Pastry -  any of various baked foods made of dough or batter; a dough of flour and water and shortening
  • Pasty -  resembling paste in color; pallid; having the sticky properties of an adhesive;  (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers; small meat pie or turnover
  • Patty -  round flat candy; small pie or pasty; small flat mass of chopped food
  • Pavlova -  Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
  • PayDay -  the day on which you receive pay for your work
  • Pea soup -  a thick soup made of dried peas (usually made into a puree); a heavy thick yellow fog
  • Peanut -  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status;  pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms; a young child who is small for his age; widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground; underground pod of the peanut vine
  • Pecan -  smooth brown oval nut of south central United States; tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts; wood of a pecan tree
  • Pemmican -  lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians
  • Pennsylvania -  a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States; a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Penuche -  fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts
  • pepper -  sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum; pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground; climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam; any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers;  attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; add pepper to
  • Pepper steak -  strips of steak sauteed with green peppers and onions; steak covered with crushed peppercorns pan-broiled and served with brandy-and-butter sauce
  • Pershing -  United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
  • Persimmon -  orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe; any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
  • Petit four -  small (individual) frosted and ornamented cake
  • Philippines -  an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands; a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
  • Phragmites -  reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
  • Piccalilli -  relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
  • Pickled herring -  herring preserved in a pickling liquid (usually brine or vinegar)
  • Picnic -  any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion; any undertaking that is easy to do; a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering;  eat alfresco, in the open air
  • Pie -  dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top; a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
  • Pilaf -  rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
  • Pine nut -  edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
  • Pineapple -  large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated; a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • Pinky -  the finger farthest from the thumb
  • Pinole -  meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices
  • Pinus cembra -  large five-needled European pine; yields cembra nuts and a resinous exudate
  • Pinus cembroides -  a small two-needled or three-needled pinon of Mexico and southern Texas
  • Pinus edulis -  small compact two-needled pinon of southwestern United States; important as a nut pine
  • Pinus monophylla -  pinon of southwestern United States having solitary needles and often many stems; important as a nut pine
  • Pinus mugo -  low shrubby pine of central Europe with short bright green needles in bunches of two
  • Pinus quadrifolia -  five-needled pinon of southern California and northern Baja California having (sometimes three-needled or four-needled showing hybridization from Pinus californiarum)
  • Pinus strobiformis -  medium-size pine of northwestern Mexico; bark is dark brown and furrowed when mature
  • Piper cubeba -  tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
  • Pirozhki -  small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
  • Pistachio -  nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel; small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  • Pistacia -  a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
  • Pistacia lentiscus -  an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin
  • Pisum -  small genus of variable annual Eurasian vines: peas
  • Pita -  usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
  • Pizza -  Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
  • plant -  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion; buildings for carrying on industrial labor; something planted secretly for discovery by another; an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience;  put firmly in the mind; place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; place into a river; fix or set securely or deeply; set up or lay the groundwork for
  • plantain -  starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics; a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics; any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
  • Plenty -  as much as necessary;  a full supply; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • Plum sauce -  for Chinese dishes: plum preserves and chutney
  • Plus -  involving advantage or good; on the positive side or higher end of a scale;  the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; a useful or valuable quality
  • Podocarpus elatus -  large Australian tree with straight-grained yellow wood that turns brown on exposure
  • poet -  a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  • Poi -  Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
  • Poke -  tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous; (boxing) a blow with the fist; a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind;  make a hole by poking; stir by poking; poke or thrust abruptly; hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • Polenta -  a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
  • Polo -  a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball; Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
  • Polygonatum -  sometimes placed in subfamily Convallariaceae
  • Pom -  a disparaging term for English immigrants to Australia or New Zealand
  • Pomegranate -  large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind; shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
  • Popover -  light hollow muffin made of a puff batter (individual Yorkshire pudding) baked in a deep muffin cup
  • Poppy seed -  small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
  • Pore -  any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal; any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas); a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass;  direct one's attention on something
  • Pork pie -  small pie filled with minced seasoned pork
  • Porridge -  soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
  • Portland -  largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state; freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
  • Portulaca oleracea -  weedy trailing mat-forming herb with bright yellow flowers cultivated for its edible mildly acid leaves eaten raw or cooked especially in Indian and Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; cosmopolitan
  • Pot-au-feu -  traditional French stew of vegetables and beef
  • Pot liquor -  the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked
  • Potage -  thick (often creamy) soup
  • Potato -  an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland; annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
  • Potato chip -  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
  • Potato salad -  any of various salads having chopped potatoes as the base
  • Pottage -  a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat; thick (often creamy) soup
  • Poultry -  flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food; a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
  • Pox -  a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks; a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • Praline -  cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
  • Pretzel -  glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
  • Primula -  any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
  • Produce -  fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market;  create or manufacture a man-made product; bring forth or yield; cause to happen, occur or exist; bring out for display; bring onto the market or release; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • Prunus americana -  wild plum trees of eastern and central North America having red-orange fruit with yellow flesh
  • Prunus mume -  Japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits
  • Prunus salicina -  small tree of China and Japan bearing large yellow to red plums usually somewhat inferior to European plums in flavor
  • Prunus virginiana -  a common wild cherry of eastern North America having small bitter black berries favored by birds
  • Pseudowintera -  evergreen shrubs or small trees of Australia and New Zealand
  • Pudding -  any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed; (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally); any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
  • Pulasan -  fruit of an East Indian tree similar to the rambutan but sweeter; East Indian fruit tree bearing fruit similar to but sweeter than that of the rambutan
  • Pulp -  the soft inner part of a tooth; an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper; any soft or soggy mass; a soft moist part of a fruit; a mixture of cellulose fibers;  reduce to pulp; remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
  • Pulque -  fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
  • Pulse -  the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; edible seeds of various pod-bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.); the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health; (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; drive by or as if by pulsation; expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
  • Pumpkin -  usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn; a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • Quark -  (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
  • Quercus michauxii -  medium to large deciduous tree of moist areas of southeastern United States similar to the basket oak
  • Quiche -  the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche; a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables); a member of the Mayan people of south central Guatemala
  • Quick bread -  breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
  • Quince -  aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves; small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
  • Quintessence -  the most typical example or representative of a type; the purest and most concentrated essence of something; the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
  • Radicchio -  prized variety of chicory having globose heads of red leaves
  • Ragout -  well-seasoned stew of meat and vegetables
  • Raita -  an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices
  • Rambutan -  pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines; Malayan tree bearing spiny red fruit
  • Rapeseed -  seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil
  • Ravioli -  small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings
  • Refried beans -  dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
  • Relish -  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth; spicy or savory condiment; vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment;  derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
  • Rennet -  a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket
  • resh -  the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • Retsina -  Greek wine flavored with resin
  • Rhubarb pie -  pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
  • Ribes -  a flowering shrub bearing currants or gooseberries; native to northern hemisphere
  • Rice -  grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished; United States playwright (1892-1967); English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944); annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper;  sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
  • rico -  law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  • Rigatoni -  tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces
  • Risotto -  rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese
  • Rock cake -  a small cake with a hard surface said to resemble a rock
  • roll -  the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling); a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude; walking with a swaying gait; anything rolled up in cylindrical form; photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light; a list of names; the act of throwing dice; a document that can be rolled up (as for storage); a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore; the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously; a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells); rotary motion of an object around its own axis; small rounded bread either plain or sweet; a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals);  execute a roll, in tumbling; show certain properties when being rolled; take the shape of a roll or cylinder; shape by rolling; proce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"; begin operating or running; move by turning over or rotating; cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; move, rock, or sway from side to side; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reerating sound; occur in soft rounded shapes; boil vigorously; flatten or spread with a roller; wrap or coil around; move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • Rollmops -  a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle
  • Rooibos -  South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea
  • Rose water -  perfume consisting of water scented with oil of roses
  • Rosette -  an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor; a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground); circular window filled with tracery; rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
  • Roulade -  (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable; a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked
  • rouse -  cause to become awake or conscious; cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; force or drive out; become active
  • Rubus chamaemorus -  creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries
  • Rubus parviflorus -  white-flowered raspberry of western North America and northern Mexico with thimble-shaped orange berries
  • Rubus spectabilis -  large erect red-flowered raspberry of western North America having large pinkish-orange berries
  • Rugelach -  pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
  • Rumex acetosella -  small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places
  • Run-down -  having the spring unwound; worn and broken down by hard use
  • Rusk -  slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
  • Russian dressing -  mayonnaise with horseradish grated onion and chili sauce or catsup; sometimes with caviar added
  • Rye bread -  any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
  • Saffron -  dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus; Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food; a shade of yellow tinged with orange
  • Sagittaria -  genus of aquatic herbs of temperate and tropical regions having sagittate or hastate leaves and white scapose flowers
  • Sago -  powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener
  • Saguaro -  extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit
  • Salad -  food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens
  • Salad bar -  a bar where diners can assemble a salad to their own taste
  • Salad bowl -  a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad; a plate or bowl for individual servings of salad
  • Salad cream -  a creamy salad dressing resembling mayonnaise
  • Salat -  the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca
  • Salmagundi -  cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing; a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  • Salsa -  spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods
  • Salvia enaca -  Eurasian sage with blue flowers and foliage like ena; naturalized in United States
  • Samba -  a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers; a lively ballroom dance from Brazil; music composed for dancing the samba; large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood;  dance the samba
  • Sambar -  a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
  • Sambucus canadensis -  common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies
  • Sambucus nigra -  a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
  • Samosa -  small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
  • Samovar -  a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea
  • Samphire -  fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
  • Sandwich -  two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them;  insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects; make into a sandwich
  • Sashimi -  very thinly sliced raw fish
  • sauce -  flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food;  add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; dress (food) with a relish; behave saucy or impudently towards
  • Sauerbraten -  pot roast marinated several days in seasoned vinegar before cooking; usually served with potato dumplings
  • Sauerkraut -  shredded cabbage fermented in brine
  • Sausage -  highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings; a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
  • Saxifraga oppositifolia -  plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America
  • Scampi -  large shrimp sauteed in oil or butter and garlic
  • Schmaltz -  (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
  • Schmear -  (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together
  • Schnecken -  rolled dough spread with sugar and nuts then sliced and baked in muffin tins with honey or sugar and butter in the bottom
  • Schnitzel -  deep-fried breaded veal cutlets
  • Scotch broth -  a thick soup made from beef or mutton with vegetables and pearl barley
  • Scotch egg -  hard-cooked egg encased in sausage meat then breaded and deep-fried
  • Scotch woodcock -  creamy scrambled eggs on toast spread with anchovy paste
  • Scrambled eggs -  eggs beaten and cooked to a soft firm consistency while stirring
  • Scrapple -  scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying
  • Scraps -  food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
  • Screwball -  foolish; totally unsound;  a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown; a whimsically eccentric person
  • seafood -  edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  • Seasoned salt -  combination of salt and vegetable extracts and spices and monosodium glutamate
  • seasoning -  the act of adding a seasoning to food; something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
  • Semolina -  milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta
  • sept -  people descended from a common ancestor; the month following August and preceding October
  • Sesame -  East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • Shepherd's pie -  pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven
  • Shish kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Shoofly pie -  open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
  • Shut -  not open; used especially of mouth or eyes;  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; become closed; prevent from entering; shut out
  • Sikhism -  the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
  • Silk -  a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae; fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting
  • Silphium -  tall North American perennial herbs
  • Silybum marianum -  tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
  • Singapore -  an island south of the Malay Peninsula; a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965; the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
  • Skilly -  a thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat)
  • Slinger -  a person who uses a sling to throw something
  • Sloppy joe -  ground beef (not a patty) cooked in a spicy sauce and served on a bun
  • Slovakia -  a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
  • Smash -  with a loud crash;  a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles); a conspicuous success; the act of colliding with something; a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head; a vigorous blow;  break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); hit hard; collide or strike violently and suddenly; hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke; hit violently; damage or destroy as if by violence; humiliate or depress completely; reduce to bankruptcy
  • Smelt -  small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters; small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water;  extract (metals) by heating
  • Smetana -  Czech composer (1824-1884)
  • Smith -  someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable); someone who works at something specified; Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790); English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631); religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844); United States blues singer (1894-1937); United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886); United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986); United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • snack -  a light informal meal;  eat a snack; eat lightly
  • snack food -  food for light meals or for eating between meals
  • soft drink -  nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
  • Soma -  personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual; leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink; alternative names for the body of a human being
  • Sonchus oleraceus -  annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
  • Sorbet -  an ice containing milk
  • Sorrel -  of a light brownish color;  a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color; large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces; East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber; any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine; any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
  • Sou -  a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
  • Soul food -  food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the South
  • soup -  liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food; an unfortunate situation; any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup;  dope (a racehorse)
  • Soup kitchen -  a place where food is dispensed to the needy
  • Soup spoon -  a spoon with a rounded bowl for eating soup
  • Soursop -  large spiny tropical fruit with tart pulp related to custard apples; small tropical American tree bearing large succulent slightly acid fruit
  • Soy sauce -  thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • Soybean -  most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known; erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia; a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
  • Spanish rice -  spicy rice with tomatoes and onions and green peppers
  • Spicery -  the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
  • spirit -  a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character; any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings; the vital principle or animating force within living things; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; animation and energy in action or expression; the intended meaning of a communication; the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection);  infuse with spirit
  • Sponge cake -  a light porous cake made with eggs and flour and sugar without shortening
  • spread -  prepared or arranged for a meal; especially having food set out; distributed or spread over a considerable extent; fully extended in width;  act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time; the expansion of a person's girth (especially at middle age); two facing pages of a book or other publication; process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space; a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers; decorative cover for a bed; farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle); a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; a haphazard distribution in all directions; a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed;  distribute or disperse widely; become distributed or widespread; distribute over a surface in a layer; cover by spreading something over; strew or distribute over an area; spread across or over; cause to become widely known; become widely known and passed on; spread out or open from a closed or folded state; move outward
  • Spree -  a brief indulgence of your impulses;  engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
  • Spring roll -  minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
  • Sprinkles -  bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
  • Sprouting -  the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
  • Spunk -  the courage to carry on; material for starting a fire
  • Steak -  a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
  • Steak au poivre -  steak covered with crushed peppercorns pan-broiled and served with brandy-and-butter sauce
  • stew -  food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables; agitation resulting from active worry;  cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings; be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  • stone -  of any of various dull tannish or grey colors;  building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; a lack of feeling or expression or movement; United States architect (1902-1978); United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946); United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989); United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893); United States filmmaker (born in 1946); United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946); the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds; a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry;  kill by throwing stones at; remove the pits from
  • Stone pine -  medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds
  • Strudel -  thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
  • Stuffed peppers -  parboiled green peppers stuffed usually with rice and meat and baked briefly
  • Stuffing -  padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture; a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • Succotash -  fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream
  • Sugar apple -  sweet pulpy tropical fruit with thick scaly rind and shiny black seeds
  • suite -  apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel); a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected; a matching set of furniture; the group following and attending to some important person
  • Sumac -  a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus); wood of a sumac
  • Summer savory -  herb with delicately flavored leaves with many uses; erect annual herb with oval leaves and pink flowers; used to flavor e.g. meats or soups or salads; southeastern Europe and naturalized elsewhere
  • Sunflower seed -  edible seed of sunflowers; used as food and poultry feed and as a source of oil
  • Sushi -  rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed
  • sweet -  pleasing to the senses; (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar; having a natural fragrance; not containing or composed of salt water; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; pleasing to the ear; pleasing to the mind or feeling; with sweetening added; not soured or preserved;  in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');  the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth; a food rich in sugar; English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912); the property of tasting as if it contains sugar; a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Sweet corn -  corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft; a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
  • Swiss steak -  steak braised in tomato and onion mixture
  • Switzerland -  a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
  • Swordfish -  large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night; flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
  • Syllabub -  sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor; spiced hot milk with rum or wine
  • syrup -  a thick sweet sticky liquid
  • Tabbouleh -  a finely chopped salad with tomatoes and parsley and mint and scallions and bulgur wheat
  • Tablet -  a small flat compressed cake of some substance; a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription; a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet; a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
  • tableware -  articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
  • Tacca leontopetaloides -  perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
  • Taco -  a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling; offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent
  • Taffy -  chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
  • Tagetes erecta -  a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America
  • Tahini -  a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
  • Take -  the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;  ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be seized or affected in a specified way; interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; obtain by winning; get into one's hands, take physically; have sex with; archaic use; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; head into a specified direction; experience or feel or submit to; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; take into one's possession; take by force; buy, select; make use of or accept for some purpose; require (time or space); develop a habit; carry out; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; be a student of a certain subject; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; lay claim to; as of an idea; make a film or photograph of something; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; proceed along in a vehicle; occupy or take on; take somebody somewhere; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain by regular payment; receive willingly something given or offered; admit into a group or community; assume, as of positions or roles; require as useful, just, or proper; be capable of holding or containing; have with oneself; have on one's person; be designed to hold or take
  • Tallahassee -  capital of the state of Florida; located in northern Florida
  • Tamale -  corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed; a city in northern Ghana
  • Tamarillo -  South American arborescent shrub having pale pink blossoms followed by egg-shaped reddish-brown edible fruit somewhat resembling a tomato in flavor
  • Tamarindo -  large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys; long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp
  • Tandoor -  a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
  • Tapa -  a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark; the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
  • Tapenade -  a spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil
  • Tapioca -  granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
  • Taraxacum officinale -  Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine
  • Taro -  tropical starchy tuberous root; herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves; edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
  • Tartar sauce -  mayonnaise with chopped pickles and sometimes capers and shallots and parsley and hard-cooked egg; sauce for seafood especially fried fish
  • Teacake -  any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea; flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
  • Teff -  an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flower of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
  • Tempering -  moderating by making more temperate;  hardening something by heat treatment
  • Tempura -  vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
  • Teriyaki -  beef or chicken or seafood marinated in spicy soy sauce and grilled or broiled
  • Tetrazzini -  a pasta dish with cream sauce and mushrooms
  • Texan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Texas or its residents;  a native or resident of Texas
  • texture -  the feel of a surface or a fabric; the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality; the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together; the essential quality of something
  • Thanksgiving -  fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag; a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  • Ting -  a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell;  make a light, metallic sound; go `ting'; cause to make a ting
  • Tipsy cake -  a trifle soaked in wine and decorated with almonds and candied fruit
  • Tiramisu -  an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
  • Toast -  slices of bread that have been toasted; a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event; a person in desperate straits; someone doomed;  propose a toast to; make brown and crisp by heating
  • Tofu -  cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
  • Tokyo -  the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
  • Tomatillo -  small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk; annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes; Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
  • Topic -  some situation or event that is thought about; the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
  • Torrey pine -  medium-sized five-needled pine of southwestern California having long cylindrical cones
  • Torte -  rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria
  • tortilla -  thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  • Tostada -  a crisp flat tortilla; a flat tortilla with various fillings piled on it
  • Toxic Waste -  poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
  • Tragopogon dubius -  European perennial naturalized throughout United States having hollow stems with a few long narrow tapered leaves and each bearing a solitary pale yellow flower
  • Trencher -  a wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved; someone who digs trenches
  • Trifle -  sponge cake spread with jam and soaked in wine; served with a custard sauce; something of small importance; a detail that is considered insignificant;  consider not very seriously; act frivolously; waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
  • Trifolium incarnatum -  southern European annual with spiky heads of crimson flower; extensively cultivated in United States for forage
  • Trio -  a musical composition for three performers; three people considered as a unit; a set of three similar things considered as a unit; three performers or singers who perform together
  • Troika -  a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast; a modern Russian triumvirate
  • Truckle -  a low bed to be slid under a higher bed;  yield to out of weakness; try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
  • Truffle -  creamy chocolate candy; edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber; any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
  • Tuna salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped canned tuna fish
  • Turkish coffee -  drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
  • Turnover -  a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling; the act of upsetting something; the volume measured in dollars; the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
  • Turtle soup -  soup usually made of the flesh of green turtles
  • Tutti-frutti -  ice cream containing chopped candied fruits
  • Twirl -  the act of rotating rapidly; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight;  turn in a twisting or spinning motion; cause to spin
  • Twist -  turning or twisting around (in place); social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; a jerky pulling movement; any clever maneuver; the act of rotating rapidly; the act of winding or twisting; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair; an interpretation of a text or action; an unforeseen development; a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself; a circular segment of a curve; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight; a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments;  twist suddenly so as to sprain; form into twists; practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape; do the twist; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); extend in curves and turns
  • Ulex -  genus of Eurasian spiny shrubs: gorse
  • Uncle Sam -  a personification of the United States government
  • unit -  a single undivided whole; an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
  • Vanilla -  plain and without any extras or adornments; flavored with vanilla extract;  a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans; a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans); any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
  • vegetable -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants;  edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant; any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  • Vermicelli -  pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
  • Veronica americana -  plant of western North America and northeastern Asia having prostrate stems with dense racemes of pale violet to lilac flowers
  • Vichyssoise -  a creamy potato soup flavored with leeks and onions; usually served cold
  • Vienna sausage -  short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
  • Vigor -  active strength of body or mind; an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); forceful exertion
  • vila -  capital of Vanuatu
  • Vinaigrette -  oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic
  • Viscount -  a British peer who ranks below an earl and above a baron; (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count
  • Vitus -  Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
  • Vol-au-vent -  puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
  • Wafer -  thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist); a small thin crisp cake or cookie; a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • Waffle -  pancake batter baked in a waffle iron;  pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • Waldorf salad -  typically made of apples and celery with nuts or raisins and dressed with mayonnaise
  • Walnut -  nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell; any of various trees of the genus Juglans; hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
  • water -  a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); a facility that provides a source of water; the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); liquid excretory product;  secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; fill with tears; provide with water
  • Water biscuit -  a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening; often served with cheese
  • Watermelon -  large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp; an African melon
  • Wedding cake -  a rich cake with two or more tiers and covered with frosting and decorations; served at a wedding reception
  • Welsh rarebit -  cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast
  • Whey -  watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates; the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
  • whisk -  a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes; a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream;  whip with or as if with a wire whisk; brush or wipe off lightly; move somewhere quickly; move quickly and nimbly
  • White chocolate -  a blend of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla; used in candy bars and backing and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor
  • Whitebait -  the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts; minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
  • Wild rice -  grains of aquatic grass of North America; perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
  • wine -  a red as dark as red wine; fermented juice (of grapes especially);  treat to wine; drink wine
  • winery -  distillery where wine is made
  • Wisconsin -  a midwestern state in north central United States; a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
  • Wonton -  a soup with won ton dumplings; a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
  • Wrap -  cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person; a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla; the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped;  arrange or fold as a cover or protection; wrap or coil around; enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  • Xerophyllum tenax -  plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers
  • Yam -  edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food; sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked; any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots; edible tuber of any of several yams
  • Yogurt -  a custard-like food made from curdled milk
  • Yule log -  large log traditionally burned at Christmas
  • Zero -  indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; indicating an initial point or origin; having no measurable or otherwise determinable value; of or relating to the null set (a set with no members);  the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale; a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number; a quantity of no importance;  adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
  • Zingiber -  tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
  • Ziti -  medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
  • Zwieback -  slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp.

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