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viand

[ vahy-uhnd ]

noun

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


viand

/ ˈviːənd; ˈvaɪ- /

noun

  1. a type of food, esp a delicacy
  2. plural provisions


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Word History and Origins

Origin of viand1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of viand1

C14: from Old French viande, ultimately from Latin vīvenda things to be lived on, from vīvere to live

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Example Sentences

We had breakfast at the Viand coffee shop, 61st and Madison.

The king put him to death, and the attendants of Adelil made of his heart a viand which they presented to her.

Some dreadful viand is dipped for her out of a deep dish, and transferred to her little pottery bowl.

Hot cakes are a favourite viand, and whenever they are brought to table disappear quickly enough.

Pigs' croobeens boiled are a grand and favourite viand among us—all through Ireland.

There was an abundance of "pubs" and of fried-fish shops where "jellied eels" seemed to be a viand much in demand.

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