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

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