noun gas·tro·nome \ˈgas-trə-ˌnōm\

Definition of GASTRONOME

:  a lover of good food; especially :  one with a serious interest in gastronomy

Examples of GASTRONOME

  1. <gastronomes from all over make the pilgrimage to this temple of haute cuisine>


French, back-formation from gastronomie
First Known Use: 1823

Synonym Discussion of GASTRONOME

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.

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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