Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gastronomy

play
noun gas·tron·o·my \-mē\

Simple Definition of gastronomy

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gastronomy

  1. 1 :  the art or science of good eating

  2. 2 :  culinary customs or style

gastronomic play \ˌgas-trə-ˈnä-mik\ also gastronomical play \-mi-kəl\ adjective
gastronomically play \ˌgas-trə-ˈnä-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of gastronomy in a sentence

  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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gastronomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to defraud especially of money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ