viand


vi·and

noun \ˈvī-ənd\

Definition of VIAND

1
:  an item of food; especially :  a choice or tasty dish
2
plural :  provisions, food

Examples of VIAND

  1. <a shop selling caviar, foie gras, designer chocolates, and other pricey viands>
  2. <the inn serves its choice viands on delicate china and its selection of vintage wines in the finest crystal available>

Origin of VIAND

Middle English, viaunde, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin vivanda food, alteration of Latin vivenda, neuter plural of vivendus, gerundive of vivere to live — more at quick
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to VIAND

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: vi apple
Previous Word in the Dictionary: via media
All Words Near: viand

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up viand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More