viand

[vahy-uh nd]
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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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Related Words for viands

feed, fare, provisions, grub, victuals, eats, chow, edibles

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British Dictionary definitions for viands

viand

noun
  1. a type of food, esp a delicacy
  2. (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 viands

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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