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Dec 6, 2017
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bibliomania
chatoyant
gastronome
quaggy
robustious

gastronome
Illustration: Leah Palmer Preiss

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gastronome

PRONUNCIATION:
(GAS-truh-nohm)

MEANING:
noun: A connoisseur of good food.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French gastronome, back-formation from gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastro- (stomach) + nomos (law). from Earliest documented use: 1823.

USAGE:
“‘Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are,’ declared Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an 18th-century French gastronome.”
Filling Up; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 30, 2014.

See more usage examples of gastronome in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree. -(Alfred) Joyce Kilmer, journalist and poet (6 Dec 1886-1918)

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