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gastronomy

[ga-stron-uh-mee]
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noun
  1. the art or science of good eating.
  2. a style of cooking or eating.

Origin of gastronomy

1805–15; < French gastronomie < Greek gastronómia. See gastro-, -nomy
Related formsgas·tro·nom·ic [gas-truh-nom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/, gas·tro·nom·i·cal, adjectivegas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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  • Our perceptions, æsthetic and gastronomic, were unequally developed.

    The Foot-path Way

    Bradford Torrey

  • Baisemeaux was the only one who ate and drank with gastronomic resolution.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • But these poems are far more than mere erotic or gastronomic diversions.

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    Horace Barnett Samuel

  • He was, in fact, the life and soul of our gastronomic runions.

    The Sharper Detected and Exposed

    Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin

  • They produce masterpieces of gastronomic skill at a moderate cost.


British Dictionary definitions for gastronomic

gastronomic

gastronomical

adjective
  1. of or relating to food and cookery, esp the art of good eating
Derived Formsgastronomically, adverb

gastronomy

noun
  1. the art of good eating
  2. the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence

Word Origin

C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for gastronomic

adj.

1828, from French gastronomique, from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Related: Gastronomical; gastronomically.

gastronomy

n.

1814, from French gastronomie, coined 1800 by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus (see gastrology). Berchoux's word is from gaster + nomos "arranging, regulating." Related: Gastronomer.

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