SECOND EDITION 1989
recipe, v. and n.
[L. recipe take (2nd sing. imp. of recipre to
), used by physicians (abbreviated R, )
to head prescriptions, and hence applied to these and similar formulae. So F.
récipé (15th c.).]
A. v. imp. = ‘Take’. Obs.
Recipe litargium as myche as ou wolt.
Recipe brede gratyd, & eggis.
Recipe of syrupe de besantiis, of syrupe of roses.
xiii. in Ashm. (1652) 308
Some..unto thee shall say, Recipe this, and that, with a thousand things more.
Med. A formula for a medical prescription; a prescription, or the remedy
prepared in accordance with this.
Hee died in the way of an extreame Flux, caused by an Italian Recipe.
Aleman's Guzman d' Alf.
Hee would thrust his hand into his Satchell,..and then would hee take forth one
of his recipe's.
They, with their Recipes, Corrupt our Blood.
Where are thy recipes and cordials now?
Tears & Smiles
Wks. 1812 V. 50
To bring her back to health again Of recipes a score.
Allbutt's Syst. Med.
It would be useless to try to enumerate all the..drugs, and recipes for their
application, which have been tried.
Unregen. Man's Guilt.
viii. Wks. 1865 X. 546
Those two known cordial recipes..commonly taken by most Christians in their distresses.
x. (1872) III. 151
But Friedrich Wilhelm steps in with a healing recipe: ‘Let there be Four Reich's-Feldmarschalls’.
Inj. & Ab. Physic
Many of those Recipe-Medicines..do more harm than good.
Sel. Orig. Lett.
Every author (before..Dr. Brachin) appears to me only recipe men, and smatterers
statement of the ingredients and procedure necessary for the making or
compounding of some preparation, esp. of a dish in cookery; a receipt. Also
5 Oct. in M. M. Verney
Verney Lett. 18th Cent.
(1930) II. xxii. 45
Sister Lovett and I greatly admire the Ink you wrote last with,..but dare not
wish for the Recipe it being no doubt a Secrett.
Recipes for pastry ware.
Trav. Asia Minor
The epicure will not lament that the entire recipe has not reached us.
The best method of staining barrels is by the following recipe;..1 oz. Muriate
Tincture of Steel [etc.].
Two thousand years have elapsed since Cato wrote the recipe for his somewhat heavy
vbl. n. 3].
12 May 16/3
The D.N.A. molecules in the cells of normal people contain a chemical recipe for
manufacturing ordinary haemoglobin.
9 Apr. 9/7
Another recipe made especially for Easter is fritters of soft ricotta cheese.
transf. A means (actual or suggested) for attaining or effecting some
Wks. (1646) 69
To marry is the best Recipe for living honest.
x. §11 (1684) 234
When those are precluded, for all the rest St. Pauls recipe is a catholicon, ‘Be
careful for nothing’.
Easy as I call this recipe, you, I believe, would find it..difficult to execute.
We have the Plague proposing us a visit, the best of all recipes for thinning
This Corporation has one recipe against all difficultiesorganisation.
Comb., as recipe-book,
a book containing recipes, a cookery-book; also fig.
Recipes of practical utility will appear..to be neatly copied into their recipe-books.
To have read the recipe-books and produced appetising meals for her family would
have meant, to her, willing acceptance of..servitude.
in D. Abercrombie et al.
Teaching grammars in the future..will be superior..to those of the past which
have simply been grammar-teaching recipe-books.
Twinkle, twinkle, Little Spy
Bessie Mann was asking me how many kids we were going to have, and I found myself
looking at recipe books and baby carriages.
DRAFT ADDITIONS JUNE 2002
recipe dish Brit. (chiefly in the food
industry), a meal which would ordinarily require lengthy preparation, sold
ready-made and requiring only to be heated or cooked before consumption.
Independent 17 Nov. 21/6 Like
*recipe dishes, house plants sell on fat margins. 1998
Scotsman (Electronic ed.) 17 Dec., It [sc. a merger of companies] is within our core strategy
of manufacturing ethnic and speciality foods and allows us to enter the chilled
recipe dish market. 2001
Grocer (Nexis) 29 Sept. 44
[British] consumers..demand quality and authenticity. As a
result, our recipe dish and convenience food manufacturers are now world