[ ga-stron-uh-mee ]
/ gæˈstrɒn ə mi /


the art or science of good eating.
a style of cooking or eating.

Origin of gastronomy

1805–15; < French gastronomie < Greek gastronómia. See gastro-, -nomy

Related forms

gas·tro·nom·ic [gas-truh-nom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/, gas·tro·nom·i·cal, adjectivegas·tro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomic (1 of 2)



/ (ˌɡæstrəˈnɒmɪk) /


of or relating to food and cookery, esp the art of good eating

Derived Forms

gastronomically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for gastronomic (2 of 2)


/ (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ) /


the art of good eating
the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence

Word Origin for gastronomy

C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy
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