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also e·no·phile  (ē′nə-fīl′)
One who appreciates, enjoys, or collects wine; a wine connoisseur.

[Greek oinos, wine + -phile.]

oe′no·phil′i·a (ē′nə-fĭl′ē-ə) n.
oe′no·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.


(ˈiːnəˌfaɪl) or


a lover or connoisseur of wines
[C20: from Greek oinos wine + -phile]


(ˈi nəˌfaɪl)

one who loves or is a connoisseur of wine.
[1925–30; < French < Greek oîn(os) wine + -o- -o- + French -phile -phile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oenophile - someone who appreciates wine
appreciator - a person who is fully aware of something and understands it; "he is not an appreciator of our dilemma"


enophile (US) [ˈiːnəʊfaɪl] Nenófilo/a m/f
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