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Meaning of BON VIVANT

Pronunciation:  bon vee'vâng

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
 Synonyms: epicure, epicurean, gastronome, gourmet
 See Also: sensualist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bon" vi`vant"\; pl. {Bons vivants}. [F. bon good +
vivant, p. pr. of vivre to live.]
A good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.

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