gas·tro·nome (găstrə-nōm′) also gas·tron·o·mer (gă-strŏnə-mər)
A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet. Also called gastronomist.
[French, back-formation from gastronomie, gastronomy; see GASTRONOMY.]
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