epicure

[ ep-i-kyoor ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌkyʊər /

noun

a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur.
Archaic. a person dedicated to sensual enjoyment.

Origin of epicure

1350–1400 for earlier sense; 1555–65 for def 2; Middle English Epicures, Epicureis Epicureans (plural) < Latin Epicūrēus (singular) (see epicurean)
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epicure

/ (ˈɛpɪˌkjʊə) /

noun

a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink; gourmet
a person devoted to sensual pleasures

Derived Forms

epicurism, noun

Word Origin for epicure

C16: from Medieval Latin epicūrus, after Epicurus; see Epicurean
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