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vivandière

[vee-vahn-dyair; French vee-vahn-dyer] /ˌvi vɑnˈdyɛər; French vi vɑ̃ˈdyɛr/
noun
1.
a woman who formerly followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.
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vivandière

/vivɑ̃djɛr/
noun
1.
(formerly) a female sutler or victualler offering extra provisions and spirits to soldiers, esp those of the French and British armies
Word Origin
C16: see viand
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