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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old French, late 14th century


(usually viands) (archaic) An item of food.


(Philippines) A meat, seafood, or vegetable dish that accompanies rice in a typical Filipino meal.

Examples of Viand in a sentence

"The lunch came with two savory viands."

"Her mother made an array of viands to accompany the starches."

About Viand

This word stems from the Old French "viande," meaning “food.” This originates from an alteration of Latin’s “vivenda,” from “vivere,” meaning “to live.”

Did you Know?

The modern iteration of “viand” has been adopted in Filipino English. It’s a translation of the Tagalog word “ulam,” which means “dish.”

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