vivandière

[ vee-vahn-dyair; French vee-vahn-dyer ]
/ ˌvi vɑnˈdyɛər; French vi vɑ̃ˈdyɛr /

noun

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

/ French (vivɑ̃djɛr) /

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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