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viand

[ vahy-uh nd ]
/ ˈvaɪ ənd /
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noun

an article of food.
viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.

RELATED WORDS

fodder, feed, cuisine, snack, meat, drink, foodstuff, fare, cooking, meal, bread, grub, aliment, provender, sustenance, groceries, staple, pabulum, comestible, nutrition

Nearby words

viability, viable, viaduct, viagra, vial, viand, viangchan, viareggio, viatical, viatical settlement, viaticum

Origin of viand

1350–1400; Middle English viaunde < Middle French viande < Vulgar Latin *vīvanda, for Latin vīvenda things to be lived on, neuter plural gerund of vīvere to live
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viand

/ (ˈviːənd, ˈvaɪ-) /

noun

a type of food, esp a delicacy
(plural) provisions

Word Origin for viand

C14: from Old French viande, ultimately from Latin vīvenda things to be lived on, from vīvere to live
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Word Origin and History for viand

viand


n.

"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).

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