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Meaning of gourmet

gour•met

Pronunciation: (goor-mā', goor'mā), [key]
— n.
  1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
—adj.
  1. of or characteristic of a gourmet, esp. in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation: gourmet meals; gourmet cooking.
  2. elaborately equipped for the preparation of fancy, specialized, or exotic meals: a gourmet kitchen.
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