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Cuisine vs. Delicacy

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cuisine and Delicacy is that the Cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions and Delicacy is a food item that is considered highly desirable in certain cultures

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  • Cuisine (noun)

    A characteristic style of preparing food, often associated with a place of origin.

    "French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking."

    "The restaurant is noted for its excellent cuisine."

  • Cuisine (noun)

    A kitchen or cooking department.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    The quality of being delicate.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Frailty of health or fitness.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Refinement in taste or discrimination.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.

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  • Cuisine (noun)

    The kitchen or cooking department.

  • Cuisine (noun)

    Manner or style of cooking.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.

  • Delicacy (noun)

    Pleasure; gratification; delight.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cuisine (noun)

    the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared

  • Delicacy (noun)

    the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;

    "the daintiness of her touch"

    "the fineness of her features"

  • Delicacy (noun)

    something considered choice to eat

  • Delicacy (noun)

    refined taste; tact

  • Delicacy (noun)

    smallness of stature

  • Delicacy (noun)

    lack of physical strength

  • Delicacy (noun)

    subtly skillful handling of a situation

  • Delicacy (noun)

    lightness in movement or manner

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