recherché

[ruh-shair-shey, ruh-shair-shey; French ruh-sher-shey]
adjective
1.
sought out with care.
2.
very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure.
3.
of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious.

Origin:
1715–25; < French, past participle of rechercher to search for carefully; see research

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recherché (rəˈʃɛəʃeɪ, French rəʃɛrʃe)
 
adj
1.  known only to connoisseurs; choice or rare
2.  studiedly refined or elegant
 
[C18: from French: past participle of rechercher to make a thorough search for; see research]

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recherche
1722, from Fr. recherché "carefully sought out," pp. of rechercher "to seek out." Commonly used 19c. of food, styles, etc., to denote obscure excellence.
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The two share a facial-hair style, and a habit of closing their eyes when explaining something recherché.
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