con·nois·seur (kŏn′ə-sûr, -sr)
1. A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
2. A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.
[Obsolete French, from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn, know; see COGNITION.]
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