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epicure

Syllabification: ep·i·cure
Pronunciation: /ˈepəˌkyo͝or
 
/

Definition of epicure in English:

noun

A person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
Example sentences
  • Liquor stores are plentiful and there are even gourmet shops for the epicures.
  • It does not make sense that animals that are on the verge of extinction are caught because of a minority of epicures.
  • The assembled epicures praised this exquisite tea.
Synonyms
gourmet, gastronome, gourmand, connoisseur
informal foodie

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a disciple of Epicurus): via medieval Latin from Greek Epikouros 'Epicurus'.

Derivatives

epicurism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌrizəm, ˌepiˈkyo͝o-/
noun
Example sentences
  • His personal enemies of promise were sloth, disguised as fastidious indolence; gluttony, disguised as epicurism; and bibulosity, masquerading as connoisseurship.

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