Ep"i*cure (?), n. [L. Epicurus, Gr. , a famous Greek philosopher, who has been regarded, but erroneously, as teaching a doctrine of refined voluptuousness.]

1.

A follower of Epicurus; an Epicurean.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2.

One devoted to dainty or luxurious sensual enjoyments, esp. to the luxuries of the table.

Syn. -- Voluptuary; sensualist.

 

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