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viand

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noun vi·and \ˈvī-ənd\

Definition of viand

  1. 1 :  an item of food; especially :  a choice or tasty dish

  2. 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


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