- the roe of sturgeon, especially the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.
Origin of caviar
Examples from the Web for caviare
As for him—well caviare, I'm afraid, will always be caviare to Jimmy Nesbit.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Few persons like caviare; but those who do like it are very fond of it.
And the caviare, Mr. Spicer,—have you remembered the caviare?Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
The flesh is of less importance than the eggs, of which caviare is made.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The play, I remember, pleased not the million; 't was caviare to the general.Familiar Quotations
- the salted roe of sturgeon, esp the beluga, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
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Word Origin and History for caviare
also caviare, 1550s, from French caviar (16c.), from Italian caviaro (modern caviale) or Turkish khaviar, from Persian khaviyar, from khaya "egg" (from Middle Persian khayak "egg," from Old Iranian *qvyaka-, diminutive of *avya-, from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg" see egg (n.)) + dar "bearing."