(3 syl.). A sensualist; one addicted to good eating and drinking.
So called from Epicuros (q.v.).
A worldly sensualist in The Alchemist, by Ben Jonson. His
surname is “Mammon.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Epicure from Fact Monster:
- What does it mean? - epicure --Listen to the pronunciation: WAV format or AU format Miss McCready is a true epicure who ...
- foie gras - foie gras foie gras [Fr.,=fat liver], livers of artificially fattened geese. Ducks and chickens are ...