- an article of food.
- viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.
Origin of viand
Examples from the Web for viands
Historical Examples of viands
It might here refer more particularly to the room which contained the viands.Y Gododin
None of the viands looked familiar but all appealed to the appetite.
There were long tables loaded with viands and decorated with flowers.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
All The viands in their gravy's wine Grow lurid and fantastical.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
The viands were excellent, and the wines of the first quality.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
- a type of food, esp a delicacy
- (plural) provisions
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).