viand

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From Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Late Latin vivanda, from Latin vivenda. See also victuals.

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viand (plural viands)

  1. An item of food
  2. A choice dish
    • 1852 CE: William and Robert Chambers, Chambers' Edinburgh Journal
      [H]is heart swelled within him, as he sat at the head of his own table, on the occasion of the house-warming, dispensing with no niggard hand the gratuitous viands and unlimited beer, which were at once to symbolise and inaugurate the hospitality of his mansion.

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