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viand

[vahy-uh nd] /ˈvaɪ ənd/
noun
1.
an article of food.
2.
viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.
Origin
1350-1400
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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  • The conversation was rude and clamorous, but the viands and wine were good.
  • They had the same fare as the boys, used the tin dishes, and praised the viands.
British Dictionary definitions for viands

viand

/ˈviːənd; ˈvaɪ-/
noun
1.
a type of food, esp a delicacy
2.
(pl) provisions
Word Origin
C14: from Old French viande, ultimately from Latin vīvenda things to be lived on, from vīvere to live
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Word Origin and History for viands

viand

n.

"article of food," early 14c., from Anglo-French viaunde, Old French viande "food," dissimilated from Vulgar Latin *vivanda, from Late Latin vivenda "things for living," in classical Latin, "be live," neuter plural gerundive of vivere "to live" (see vital).

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