- an article of food.
- viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.
Origin of viand
Examples from the Web for viand
We had breakfast at the Viand coffee shop, 61st and Madison.Spike Lee Talks Hollywood Racism, New Film ‘Red Hook Summer’
January 26, 2012
The natives roast his flesh, and esteem it a viand of no ordinary excellence.The Desert World
The viand contents of the monumental burden together with what sea and hill could provide—these figured.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)
James S. De Benneville
Each of us seizes the viand dearest to his or her heart, and tries to shelter it beneath his or her umbrella.Nancy
This humble promoter of forestry is duly appreciated, if only as a viand, by his neighbors.
Not until one has tried does one realize to what excellence and variety this form of viand lends itself.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
- a type of food, esp a delicacy
- (plural) provisions
Word Origin and History for viand
"article of food," early 14c., from Anglo-French viaunde, Old French viande "food," dissimilated from Vulgar Latin *vivanda, from Late Latin vivenda "things for living," in classical Latin, "be live," neuter plural gerundive of vivere "to live" (see vital).