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viand

[ vahy-uhnd ]
/ 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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for viand

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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