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gastronomy

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noun gas·tron·o·my \-mē\

Simple Definition of gastronomy

  • : the art or activity of cooking and eating fine food

Full Definition of gastronomy

  1. 1 :  the art or science of good eating

  2. 2 :  culinary customs or style

gas·tro·nom·ic play \ˌgas-trə-ˈnä-mik\ also gas·tro·nom·i·cal play \-mi-kəl\ adjective
gas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly play \ˌgas-trə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of gastronomy

  1. books about wine tasting and gastronomy



Origin of gastronomy

French gastronomie, from Greek Gastronomia, title of a 4th century b.c. poem, from gastro- gastr- + -nomia -nomy


First Known Use: 1814



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