caviare

caviar

[kav-ee-ahr, kav-ee-ahr]
noun
the roe of sturgeon, especially the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre or appetizer.
Also, caviare.


Origin:
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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To caviare
Collins
World English Dictionary
caviar or caviare (ˈkævɪˌɑː, ˌkævɪˈɑː, ˈkævɪˌɑː, ˌkævɪˈɑː)
 
n
the salted roe of sturgeon, esp the beluga, usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
 
[C16: from earlier cavery, from Old Italian caviari, plural of caviaro caviar, from Turkish havyār]
 
caviare or caviare
 
n
 
[C16: from earlier cavery, from Old Italian caviari, plural of caviaro caviar, from Turkish havyār]

CAVIAR (ˈkævɪˌɑː)
 
n acronym for
Cinema and Video Industry Audience Research

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

caviar
c.1560, from Fr. caviar, from It. or Turk., from Pers. khaviyar, from khaya "egg" (from M.Pers. khayak "egg," from Old Iranian *qvyaka-, dim. of *avya-, from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg") + dar "bearing."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Searches
Synonyms
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;