Meaning of “epicure” in the English Dictionary

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epicurenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈep.ɪ.kjʊər/ us /ˈep.ə.kjʊr/ also epicurean formal

Examples from literature

  • A dainty succulent soft shell crab, nicely cooked and well browned, tempts the eye of the epicure and makes his mouth water. 
  • He finished, smacking his lips like an old epicure. 
  • They were like epicures with old wine in their glasses, not yet tired of its fragrance and the spell of anticipation. 
  • This fish is an excellent and nutritious article of food, and would be highly prized by the epicure. 
  • We had some of the turtle prepared for dinner, though my wife felt great repugnance in touching the green fat, notwithstanding my assurance of its being the chief delicacy to an epicure. 

(Definition of “epicure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)