Origin of viand
Examples from the Web for viands
To speak of the wines and viands would be a waste of time, and, to cut the story short, there was plenty of everything.
But the fragrance of the viands about to be set before them drove all other thoughts from their minds.The Motor Maids Across the Continent|Katherine Stokes
Dinner was served, and the table more heavily laden with viands than the stomach of Gargantua.The Man With The Broken Ear|Edmond About
These viands were loaded into the tin at the hospital's central kitchen.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
But this alone, of all the viands set before us, was furnished at my expense.Miriam Monfort|Catherine A. Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for viands
Word Origin for viand
Word Origin and History for viands
"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).