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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Definitions for viand

  1. An article of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.

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Citations for viand
It is neither the quality nor the quantity, but the devotion to sensual savors; when that which is eaten is not a viand to sustain our animal, or inspire our spiritual life, but food for the worms that possess us. Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The truth is, beef is my weakness; and I do declare that I derive more positive enjoyment from the simple viand than from any concoction whatever in the whole cook's cyclopaedia. William Makepeace Thackeray, Memorials of Gormandising
Origin of viand
Viand ultimately stems from the Latin vivenda, "things to be lived on," related to the Latin verb "to live."
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