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caviar

caviar

noun cav·i·ar \ˈka-vē-ˌär also ˈkä-\

: the eggs of a large fish (such as the sturgeon) that are salted and eaten as food

Full Definition of CAVIAR

1
:  processed salted roe of large fish (as sturgeon)
2
:  something considered too delicate or lofty for mass appreciation —usually used in the phrase caviar to the general
3
:  something considered the best of its kind

Variants of CAVIAR

cav·i·ar also cav·i·are \ˈka-vē-ˌär also ˈkä-\

Origin of CAVIAR

earlier cavery, caviarie, from obsolete Italian caviari, plural of caviaro, from Turkish havyar
First Known Use: circa 1560

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