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 for cook
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peacock \Pea"cock`\ (p[=e]"k[o^]k`), n. [OE. pecok. Pea- in this
     word is from AS. pe['a], p[=a]wa, peacock, fr. L. pavo, prob.
     of Oriental origin; cf. Gr. taw`s, taw^s, Per. t[=a]us,
     t[=a]wus, Ar. t[=a]w[=u]s. See Cock the bird.]
     1. (Zool.) The male of any pheasant of the genus Pavo, of
        which at least two species are known, native of Southern
        Asia and the East Indies.
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     Note: The upper tail coverts, which are long and capable of
           erection, are each marked with a black spot bordered by
           concentric bands of brilliant blue, green, and golden
           colors. The common domesticated species is Pavo
           cristatus. The Javan peacock ({Pavo muticus}) is more
           brilliantly colored than the common species.
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     2. In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a
        peafowl.
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     Peacock butterfly (Zool.), a handsome European butterfly
        ({Hamadryas Io) having ocelli like those of peacock.
  
     Peacock fish (Zool.), the European blue-striped wrasse
        ({Labrus variegatus); -- so called on account of its
        brilliant colors. Called also cook wrasse and cook.
  
     Peacock pheasant (Zool.), any one of several species of
        handsome Asiatic pheasants of the genus Polyplectron.
        They resemble the peacock in color.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\ (k[=oo]k), v. i. [Of imitative origin.]
     To make the noise of the cuckoo. [Obs. or R.]
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           Constant cuckoos cook on every side.     --The
                                                    Silkworms
                                                    (1599).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. t. [Etymol. unknown.]
     To throw. [Prov.Eng.] "Cook me that ball." --Grose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), n. [AS. c[=o]c, fr. L. cocus, coquus,
     coquus, fr. coquere to cook; akin to Gr. pe`ptein, Skr. pac,
     and to E. apricot, biscuit, concoct, dyspepsia, precocious.
     Cf. Pumpkin.]
     1. One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one
        who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
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     2. (Zool.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked (k[oo^]kt); p. pr &
     vb. n. Cooking.]
     1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
        broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
        of fire or heat.
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     2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
        garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
        an account. [Colloq.]
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              They all of them receive the same advices from
              abroad, and very often in the same words; but their
              way of cooking it is so different.    --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\ (k[oo^]k), v. i.
     To prepare food for the table.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cook
      n 1: someone who cooks food
      2: English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for
         Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
         [syn: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James
         Cook]
      v 1: prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
      2: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner,
         please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for
         the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, make,
         prepare]
      3: transform and make suitable for consumption by heating;
         "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
      4: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures";
         "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge,
         manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle,
         misrepresent]
      5: transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal
         mixture in a big iron kettle"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "cook":
     KO, abigail, adulterate, amah, au pair girl, ayah, bake, baker,
     ball up, barbecue, baste, be in heat, betweenmaid, biddy, blanch,
     blaze, bloom, boil, bollix, bollix up, braise, brew, broil, brown,
     bugger, bugger up, burn, chafe, chambermaid, chaperon, chef,
     chef de cuisine, chief cook, choke, coddle, combust, companion,
     culinarian, culinary artist, curry, defeat, devil, dish, do,
     do for, do in, do to perfection, doctor, duenna, electric-heat,
     fake, femme de chambre, fille de chambre, fire, fire up, fix,
     flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush, foment, foul up,
     fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fry cook, gas-heat, gasp,
     gentlewoman, girl, glow, griddle, grill, gum up, handmaid,
     handmaiden, hash up, heat, hired girl, hot, hot up, hot-air-heat,
     hot-water-heat, housemaid, incandesce, juggle, kitchener,
     kitchenmaid, knock out, lady-help, lady-in-waiting, live-in maid,
     live-out maid, load, louse up, maid, maidservant, manipulate, melt,
     mess up, muck up, mull, nursemaid, oven-bake, overheat, pack, pan,
     pan-broil, pant, parboil, parch, parlormaid, pastry chef,
     pastrycook, plant, play hell with, play hob with, poach, preheat,
     prepare, prepare food, queer, radiate heat, recook, reheat,
     retouch, rig, roast, salt, saute, scald, scallop, scorch, screw up,
     scullery maid, scuttle, sear, seethe, servant girl, servitress,
     settle, shimmer with heat, shirr, shoot down, short-order cook,
     simmer, sink, smolder, smother, snafu, snarl up, sophisticate,
     soubrette, spark, stack, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, stoke up,
     suffocate, superheat, sweat, swelter, tamper with, tepefy, toast,
     torpedo, tweeny, undo, upstairs maid, waiting maid, warm,
     warm over, warm up, wench
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Cook
     a person employed to perform culinary service. In early times
     among the Hebrews cooking was performed by the mistress of the
     household (Gen. 18:2-6; Judg. 6:19), and the process was very
     expeditiously performed (Gen. 27:3, 4, 9, 10). Professional
     cooks were afterwards employed (1 Sam. 8:13; 9:23). Few animals,
     as a rule, were slaughtered (other than sacrifices), except for
     purposes of hospitality (Gen. 18:7; Luke 15:23). The paschal
     lamb was roasted over a fire (Ex. 12:8, 9; 2Chr. 35:13). Cooking
     by boiling was the usual method adopted (Lev. 8:31; Ex. 16:23).
     No cooking took place on the Sabbath day (Ex. 35:3).
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cook -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    5376741
     Housing Units (2000): 2096121
     Land area (2000):     945.680365 sq. miles (2449.300798 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    689.360841 sq. miles (1785.436307 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1635.041206 sq. miles (4234.737105 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.837649 N, 87.767817 W
     Headwords:
      Cook
      Cook, IL
      Cook County
      Cook County, IL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cook -- U.S. County in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    5168
     Housing Units (2000): 4708
     Land area (2000):     1450.604787 sq. miles (3757.048990 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1889.112522 sq. miles (4892.778762 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3339.717309 sq. miles (8649.827752 sq. km)
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             47.856408 N, 90.497890 W
     Headwords:
      Cook
      Cook, MN
      Cook County
      Cook County, MN
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cook -- U.S. County in Georgia
     Population (2000):    15771
     Housing Units (2000): 6558
     Land area (2000):     229.018029 sq. miles (593.153947 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    4.203139 sq. miles (10.886080 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    233.221168 sq. miles (604.040027 sq. km)
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             31.154793 N, 83.429366 W
     Headwords:
      Cook
      Cook, GA
      Cook County
      Cook County, GA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cook, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    322
     Housing Units (2000): 175
     Land area (2000):     0.173598 sq. miles (0.449617 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.173598 sq. miles (0.449617 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            10390
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.510526 N, 96.161506 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68329
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Cook, NE
      Cook
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cook, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    622
     Housing Units (2000): 302
     Land area (2000):     0.787253 sq. miles (2.038976 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.787253 sq. miles (2.038976 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            13006
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             47.852989 N, 92.686755 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     55723
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Cook, MN
      Cook
  

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