viand

viand

[vahy-uhnd]
noun
1.
an article of food.
2.
viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.

Origin:
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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viand (ˈviːənd, ˈvaɪ-)
 
n
1.  a type of food, esp a delicacy
2.  (plural) provisions
 
[C14: from Old French viande, ultimately from Latin vīvenda things to be lived on, from vīvere to live]

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viand
"article of food," early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. viaunde, O.Fr. viande "food," dissimilated from V.L. *vivanda, from L.L. vivenda "things for living," in classical L. "be live," neuter plural gerundive of vivere "to live" (see vital).
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