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A.Word.A.Day--gourmand

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gourmand (goor-MAHND, GOOR-muhnd) noun

1. A lover of good food.
2. A gluttonous eater.

[Middle English gourmant, glutton, from Old French gormant.]

"Not only had Alice long since recovered, but he was discovering the downside of being identified as a gourmand: Food fanatics were collecting around him like crows."
Pope Brock; Bio: Calvin Trillin; People (New York); Jun 28, 1993.

This week's theme: Words about people and food

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O senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm and yet will make Gods by the dozen! -Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)


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