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epicure

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noun ep·i·cure \ˈe-pi-ˌkyu̇r\

Simple Definition of epicure

  • : a person who appreciates fine food and drink

Full Definition of epicure

  1. 1 archaic :  one devoted to sensual pleasure :  sybarite

  2. 2 :  one with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine

Examples of epicure

  1. <Thomas Jefferson was one of America's first great epicures.>



Origin of epicure

Epicurus


First Known Use: 1565

Synonym Discussion of epicure

epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.


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