What does the word epicure mean?

Usage examples for epicure

  1. Here all was noise and bustle; at one table an epicure devoted himself silently to the enjoyment of some carefully- prepared delicacy, at another a large circle of men seemed to be talking more eagerly than they either eat or drank, and from several of the smaller rooms behind the wall at the back of the hall came sounds of music and song, and the bold laughter of men and women. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I am not an epicure, Diana; but with such a constitution as mine, good cooking is a vital necessity. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. We saw every species of fruits and vegetables which the island produces, some fresh from the trees and vines, and others ready to be transported to the four quarters of the globe, in almost every state which the invalid or epicure could desire. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society