cognoscenti (noun) – connoisseurs or experts possessing superior or specialized knowledge
BREAKDOWN: COGN- (know) + -ENT (inclined to) + -I (plural)
— a cognoscente is an expert or person of superior knowledge
This word is built on the root COGN-, which means to learn or know.
Common COGN- words include recognize.
More esoteric COGN- words include cognizable and cognoscente.