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connoisseur

noun [C]    /ˌkɑn·əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər/
a person who has expert knowledge of something, esp. an art, food, or drink, and is qualified to judge and appreciate its quality: The mushrooms had the chewy, savory flavor preferred by connoisseurs.
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