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gastronomy

[ga-stron-uh-mee] /gæˈstrɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
the art or science of good eating.
2.
a style of cooking or eating.
Origin of gastronomy
1805-1815
1805-15; < French gastronomie < Greek gastronómia. See gastro-, -nomy
Related forms
gastronomic
[gas-truh-nom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
gastronomical, adjective
gastronomically, adverb
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  • Culinary art and gastronomic heritage were made part of the French national identity.

  • Our perceptions, æsthetic and gastronomic, were unequally developed.

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey
  • She attached great importance to gastronomic details and to the manners of hotel servants.

    The Reef Edith Wharton
  • They produce masterpieces of gastronomic skill at a moderate cost.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • The objection to sealskin as a harness material is a gastronomic one.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • It was a dreadful thing to do, from a gastronomic or from a health point of view.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for gastronomic

gastronomic

/ˌɡæstrəˈnɒmɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to food and cookery, esp the art of good eating
Derived Forms
gastronomically, adverb

gastronomy

/ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ/
noun
1.
the art of good eating
2.
the type of cookery of a particular region: the gastronomy of Provence
Word Origin
C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy
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Word Origin and History for gastronomic
adj.

1828, from French gastronomique, from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Related: Gastronomical; gastronomically.

gastronomy

n.

1814, from French gastronomie, coined 1800 by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus (see gastrology). Berchoux's word is from gaster + nomos "arranging, regulating." Related: Gastronomer.

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