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gourmet definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink) [syn: epicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodie]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, alteration of gromet boy servant, vintner's assistant, probably ultimately from Middle English grom groom Date: 1820 a connoisseur of food and drink; broadly connoisseur 2 <a film gourmet> Synonyms: see epicure gourmet adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a connoisseur of good or delicate food. Etymology: F, = wine-taster: sense infl. by GOURMAND

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gourmet Gour`met" (g[=oo]r`m[asl]"), n. [F.] A connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gourmets) 1. Gourmet food is nicer or more unusual or sophisticated than ordinary food, and is often more expensive. Flavored coffee is sold at gourmet food stores and coffee shops... The couple share a love of gourmet cooking. ...a gourmet dinner. ADJ: ADJ n 2. A gourmet is someone who enjoys good food, and who knows a lot about food and wine. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Fr.] Epicure, refined feeder, cultivator of the palate, connoisseur of the cooking art.

Moby Thesaurus

Brillat-Savarin, Cyrenaic, Heliogabalus, Lucullus, Sardanapalus, amateur, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, board-and-roomer, boarder, bon vivant, cannibal, carnivore, carpet knight, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, connoisseur of food, consumer, critic, dilettante, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicure, epicurean, expert, feeder, flesh-eater, fruitarian, gastronome, gastronomer, gastronomist, glutton, good judge, gourmand, grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, hedonist, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, judge, lactovegetarian, luncher, man-eater, maven, meat-eater, mouth, omnivore, omophagist, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, pleasure-seeker, predacean, refined palate, sensualist, sensuist, swine, sybarite, trencherman, vegetarian, virtuoso, voluptuary



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