Epicurean philosophy
Epicurean Ep`i*cu*re"an (?; 277), a. [L. Epicureus, Gr. ?: cf. ['e]picurien.] 1. Pertaining to Epicurus, or following his philosophy. ``The sect Epicurean.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Given to luxury; adapted to luxurious tastes; luxurious; pertaining to good eating. [1913 Webster]

Courses of the most refined and epicurean dishes. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

{Epicurean philosophy}. See {Atomic philosophy}, under {Atomic}. [1913 Webster]


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