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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Early French, from Old French connoistre 'to know', from Latin cognoscere; COGNITION

connoisseur

noun
     
con‧nois‧seur [countable]
someone who knows a lot about something such as art, food, or music:
a wine connoisseur
connoisseur of
Fry was a connoisseur of Renaissance art.

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