gastronome

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noun gas·tro·nome \ˈga-strə-ˌnōm\

Definition of gastronome

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

Examples of gastronome in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of gastronome

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.


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