Pronunciation: [EHP-ih-kyoor]

A person of refined taste who cultivates the knowledge and appreciation of fine food and wine. See also gastronome; glutton; gourmand; gourmet.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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