caviar

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From French caviar, from Turkish havyar, probably from Persian خاویار (xâvyâr), from خایه (xâye, egg).

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caviar (countable and uncountable, plural caviars)

  1. Roe of the sturgeon or other large fish, considered a delicacy.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A citation from Jehan Palsgrave's 1530 text Lesclarcissment de la langue françoyse reads "Calver of saulmon, escume de saulmon.". This possibly refers to caviar. If this is the case it predates by some 61 years the earliest usage (1591) of caviar documented in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Etymology[edit]

From French caviar, from Turkish havyar, probably from Persian خاویار (xâvyâr), from خایه (xâye, egg).

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caviar m (plural caviars)

  1. caviar

French[edit]

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caviar m (plural caviars)

  1. caviar

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caviar m (plural caviares)

  1. caviar

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caviar m (uncountable)

  1. caviar