• IPA: /əfɪsjəˈnɑːdəʊ/, /əfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ/

aficionado (plural aficionados)

  1. (obsolete) An amateur bullfighter. [19th c.]
  2. A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity (originally bullfighting); a fan or devotee. [from 19th c.]
    Synonyms: admirer, buff, connoisseur, enthusiast, expert, fan, follower, lover
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    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page ix:
      To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.

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