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Monday, December 21, 2015

gastronome: Word of the Day
Dec. 21, 2015

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1. a connoisseur of good food; gourmet; epicure.
Though my sister was as blind on the subject of being a hostess as I was, fortunately Alkibiades was a picky eater and a gastronome, and Kalliope was well trained in ordering and presenting fine cuisine.
-- Karen Essex, Stealing Athena, 2008
Gastronome is a back formation from the French term gastronomie meaning "gastronomy," which in turn finds its roots in the Greek word gastḗr meaning "stomach."
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