Meaning of “recipe” in the English Dictionary

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"recipe" in British English

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recipenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈres.ɪ.pi/ us /ˈres.ə.pi/

B1 a set of instructions telling you how to prepare and cook food, including a list of what food is needed for this:

For real South Asian food, just follow these recipes.
Do you know a good recipe for wholemeal bread?

More examples

  • You'll need a can of tuna for this recipe.
  • Baking a cake isn't difficult - it's just a matter of following the recipe.
  • The recipe is given in both metric and imperial measures.
  • I never follow recipes exactly when I cook - I just use them as rough guides.
  • I'm always on the lookout for interesting new recipes.

(Definition of “recipe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recipe" in American English

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recipenoun [ C ]

us /ˈres·ə·pi/

a set of instructions telling you how to prepare and cook a particular food, including a list of what foods are needed for this:

When I make pies, I don’t need to follow a recipe.

(Definition of “recipe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)