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caviar

[kav-ee-ahr, kav-ee-ahr] /ˈkæv iˌɑr, ˌkæv iˈɑr/
noun
1.
the roe of sturgeon, especially the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.
Also, caviare.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; apparently back formation from caviarie (taken, perhaps rightly, as caviar + plural ending, Latin or Italian -i), of uncertain origin; compare Italian caviaro, Turkish havyar
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British Dictionary definitions for caviare

caviar

/ˈkævɪˌɑː; ˌkævɪˈɑː/
noun
1.
the salted roe of sturgeon, esp the beluga, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin
C16: from earlier cavery, from Old Italian caviari, plural of caviaro caviar, from Turkish havyār

CAVIAR

/ˈkævɪˌɑː/
noun acronym
1.
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Word Origin and History for caviare

caviar

n.

also caviare, 1550s, from French caviar (16c.), from Italian caviaro (modern caviale) or Turkish khaviar, from Persian khaviyar, from khaya "egg" (from Middle Persian khayak "egg," from Old Iranian *qvyaka-, diminutive of *avya-, from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg" see egg (n.)) + dar "bearing."

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