[vee-vahn-dyair; French vee-vahn-dyer]
a woman who formerly followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers. Unabridged
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vivandière (vivɑ̃djɛr)
(formerly) a female sutler or victualler offering extra provisions and spirits to soldiers, esp those of the French and British armies
[C16: see viand]

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