gastronomy

[ ga-stron-uh-mee ]
/ gæˈstrɒn ə mi /

noun

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. gastromegaly,
  2. gastromyxorrhea,
  3. gastronome,
  4. gastronomer,
  5. gastronomic,
  6. gastroparalysis,
  7. gastroparesis,
  8. gastropathic,
  9. gastropathy,
  10. gastropexy

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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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomy

gastronomy

/ (ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for gastronomy

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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