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 (găs′trə-nōm′) also gas·tron·o·mer (gă-strŏn′ə-mər)
A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet. Also called gastronomist.

[French, back-formation from gastronomie, gastronomy; see gastronomy.]
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(ˈɡæstrəˌnəʊm) ,




less common words for gourmet
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(ˈgæs trəˌnoʊm)

also gas•tron•o•mer

(gæˈstrɒn ə mər)


a connoisseur of good food; gourmet.
[1815–25; < French, back formation from gastronomie gastronomy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gastronome - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)gastronome - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
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[ˈgæstrənəʊm] gastronomist [gæsˈtrɒnəmɪst] Ngastrónomo/a m/f
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[ˈgæstrənəʊm] n (= gourmet) → gastronome mf
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nFeinschmecker(in) m(f)
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[ˈgæstrənəʊm] ngastronomo/a
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References in classic literature ?
Never had they witnessed such power of mastication, and such marvellous capacity of stomach, as in this native and uncultivated gastronome. Having, by repeated and prolonged assaults, at length completely gorged himself, he would wrap himself up and lie with the torpor of an anaconda; slowly digesting his way on to the next repast.
A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple tastes and adheres to the natural diet of the pre-pork period.
The chief-justice was not above entering the chamber of council where Mariette held court; he cast the eye of a gastronome around it, and offered the advice of a past master in cookery.
A newly developed App for the visualization of menus supports the gastronome in the communication of its menus and sets new standards for customer friendliness in gastronomy!
Contributors examine how taste is brokered and how the politics of cultural identity plays an important part, along with history, nostalgia, memory, commensality, mobility, social class, and global processes-such as the rapid growth of the tourism industry, including gastronome tourism-in the constitution and repetition of culinary practices related to different Mexican cuisines.
You'll wander from an exploration of the crunchy cornichon pickle and a consideration of the great gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, to a recipe for an amazing Sardine Pate, a family-friendly Pot-au-Feu (that's beef stew, to you), a classic cherry-studded Clafoutis and 372 more remarkable French dishes, plus maps, charts and anecdotes.
IF YOU'RE A GASTRONOME like I am, you know that you can recall the particulars of a superb meal even years later.
The descriptions of the TV chefs, whose ridiculous rA[c]sumA[c]s, gimmicky personas, and vanity are only excused by their supermodel hotness, are one hoot after another: Texas "cowboy" Dex wears ten-gallon hats and barbecues everything, while molecular gastronome Brandon converts everything into foam.
HThe guide that is described as the "Gastronome's bible" has been running for 25 years and each year it produces a list of the highest standard restaurants across the UK.
John was a gastronome and delighted in cooking, and describing the preparation and taste of favourite dishes and favourite wines.