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gourmand

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1 a person with refined tastes in food and wine
  • a finicky gourmand who vacationed in Europe every year simply for the wine
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2 one who eats greedily or too much
  • a gourmand who seems to swallow food without even pausing to taste it
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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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