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 for epicurean
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Epicurean \Ep`i*cu*re"an\ (?; 277), a. [L. Epicureus, Gr. ?: cf.
     1. Pertaining to Epicurus, or following his philosophy. "The
        sect Epicurean." --Milton.
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     2. Given to luxury; adapted to luxurious tastes; luxurious;
        pertaining to good eating.
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              Courses of the most refined and epicurean dishes.
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     Epicurean philosophy. See Atomic philosophy, under
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Epicurean \Ep`i*cu*re"an\, n.
     1. A follower or Epicurus.
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     2. One given to epicurean indulgence.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of Epicurus or epicureanism; "Epicurean philosophy"
      2: devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending
         hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures" [syn: hedonic,
         hedonistic, epicurean]
      3: displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses;
         "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a
         crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent
         the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a
         chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness" [syn: epicurean,
         luxurious, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary,
      n 1: a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially
           good food and drink) [syn: epicure, gourmet,
           gastronome, bon vivant, epicurean, foodie]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "epicurean":
     Cyrenaic, Heliogabalus, Sardanapalus, amateur, appetitive, arbiter,
     arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority,
     bent on pleasure, bon vivant, carnal, carpet knight, cognoscente,
     collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, crapulent, crapulous, critic,
     dilettante, dissipated, dissolute, epicure, eudaemonic, expert,
     fun-loving, gluttonous, good judge, gourmand, gourmet, hedonic,
     hedonist, hedonistic, immoderate, intemperate, judge, libidinous,
     luscious, lush, luxurious, luxury-loving, maven, orgiastic,
     overindulgent, piggish, pleasure-bent, pleasure-loving,
     pleasure-seeker, pleasure-seeking, porcine, refined palate,
     self-indulgent, sensual, sensualist, sensuist, swine, swinish,
     sybarite, sybaritic, unchaste, unconfined, unrestrained, virtuoso,
     voluptuary, voluptuous, wild

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Epicurean, follower of Epicurus, i.e., of one who gives assistance

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