(kny-shnt, kgn-)

n. pl. co·gno·scen·ti (-t)

A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.

[Obsolete Italian, from Latin cognscns, cognscent-, present participle of cognscere, to know; see cognition.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

To fall in love with a word. Not that I can refer to myself as the above, but the word is exquisite.


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