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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
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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Examples from the web for gastronomical
  • It is also a cultural, human, and gastronomical powerhouse.
  • To plan a perfect evening in this gastronomical paradise seems almost self-indulgent.
  • Many countries serve up foods that people from other areas may not consider edible, let alone to be gastronomical delights.
  • Catch a show at the opera, ballet or cabaret and enjoy rich gastronomical gems of the city.
  • Other gastronomical delicacies include seafood paella, chorizo sausage, gazpacho soup and tapas.
  • Rising income levels and two-income families create a demand for quick gastronomical solutions.
  • gastronomical varieties of mushrooms are of great interest, but non-vascular plant poisonings are far more prevalent.
  • The learned and gastronomical experts have taken to saying all sorts of mean things about potatoes.
British Dictionary definitions for gastronomical

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 gastronomical

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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