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caviar

or cav·i·are

[ kav-ee-ahr, kav-ee-ahr ]
/ ˈkæv iˌɑr, ˌkæv iˈɑr /
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Definition of caviar

noun
the roe of sturgeon, especially the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.
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Origin of caviar

1585–95; apparently back formation from caviarie (taken, perhaps rightly, as caviar + plural ending, Latin or Italian -i), of uncertain origin; compare Italian caviaro,Turkish havyar
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British Dictionary definitions for caviar (1 of 2)

caviar

caviare

/ (ˈkævɪˌɑː, ˌkævɪˈɑː) /

noun
the salted roe of sturgeon, esp the beluga, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre

Word Origin for caviar

C16: from earlier cavery, from Old Italian caviari, plural of caviaro caviar, from Turkish havyār

British Dictionary definitions for caviar (2 of 2)

CAVIAR
/ (ˈkævɪˌɑː) /

n acronym for
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