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cognoscente

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒɡnəˈʃɛnti/ /ˌkɒnjəˈʃɛnti/

noun

A connoisseur; a discerning expert: the art historian as professional, expert, cognoscente, and aficionado

Origin

Late 18th century: Italian, singular of cognoscenti.

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