viand Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a choice or delicious dish


Vi"and noun
F. viande meat, food, LL. vianda, vivanda, vivenda, properly, things to live on, fr. L. vivere to live; akin to vivus living. See Vivid, and cf. Victualis.
  1. An article of food; provisions; food; victuals; -- used chiefly in the plural. Cowper.
    Viands of various kinds allure the taste. Pope.

Webster 1913