vivandière

[vee-vahn-dyair; French vee-vahn-dyer]
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noun

a woman who formerly followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.

Nearby words

  1. vivaciously,
  2. vivacity,
  3. vivaldi,
  4. vivaldi, antonio,
  5. vivamus,
  6. vivarium,
  7. vivax,
  8. vivax malaria,
  9. vive,
  10. vive le roi

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British Dictionary definitions for vivandiere

vivandière

noun

(formerly) a female sutler or victualler offering extra provisions and spirits to soldiers, esp those of the French and British armies

Word Origin for vivandière

C16: see viand

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