MEANING: noun:
1. A person with refined taste, especially in food or wine.
2. A person devoted to sensual pleasure.

ETYMOLOGY: After the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-270 BCE), who advocated simple pleasures and a calm mind (ataraxia). With time, his teachings were distorted as focusing on sensual pleasures. Earliest documented use: 1450.

EPIDURE - a popular form of anesthesia for use in childbirth

EPICUBE - synonym for tesseract

PI-CURE - a spurious panacea, claiming to be based on principles of numerology