noun(usually viands) literary
An item of food: an unlimited assortment of viands
More example sentences
- Great seafood, viands, fruit and vegetables, complemented with some of the world's best wines, bring an excellent meal well within Bangkok prices at around Baht 500-600.
- Stood there for a while watching him eat, and wondering whether to give him my viands as well, so his meal would have some flavor.
- Even the catering crew's kept behind a swinging door, save for carefully timed replenishment of viands.
late Middle English: from Old French viande 'food', from an alteration of Latin vivenda, neuter plural gerundive of vivere 'to live'.
Definition of viand in:
- The British & World English dictionary