caviar

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Etymology[edit]

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

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caviar (countable and uncountable, plural caviars)

  1. Roe of the sturgeon or other large fish, considered a delicacy.
  2. (figuratively) Something whose flavour is too fine for the vulgar taste.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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caviar m (plural caviars)

  1. caviar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish خاویار (havyar) (Turkish havyar).

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  • IPA(key): /ka.vjaʁ/
  • (file)

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caviar m (plural caviars)

  1. caviar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French caviar, from Ottoman Turkish خاویار (havyar) (Turkish havyar), probably from Persian خاویار (xâvyâr), from خایه (xâye, egg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg).

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caviar m (plural caviares)

  1. caviar

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French caviar, from Ottoman Turkish خاویار (havyar) (Turkish havyar).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkaviˈar/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧vi‧ar

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caviar n (uncountable)

  1. caviar

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈbjaɾ/, [kaˈβjaɾ]

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caviar m (plural caviares)

  1. caviar