Origin of recherché
Examples from the Web for recherche
I first read A la Recherche du Temps Perdus in the summer I turned 17, and I have to say, it scared the hell out of me.
Viands the most recherche graced the board, and wines the most rare added zest to the feast.City Crimes|Greenhorn
The refreshments and the supper, both of the most recherche description, were supplied by Mr. Wilson, of this city.Yarmouth Notes|Frederick Danby Palmer
Perfumes, if used at all, should be used in the strictest moderation, and be of the most recherche kind.Our Deportment|John H. Young
Word Origin for recherché
1722, from French recherché "carefully sought out," past participle of rechercher "to seek out" (12c.), from re-, here perhaps suggesting repeated activity (see re-) + chercher "to search," from Latin circare, in Late Latin "to wander hither and thither," from circus "circle" (see circus). Commonly used 19c. of food, styles, etc., to denote obscure excellence.