caviare


caviare

noun

  1. the roe of sturgeon, especially the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d’oeuvre or appetizer.

noun

  1. the salted roe of sturgeon, esp the beluga, usually served as an hors d’oeuvre

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n.

also caviare, 1550s, from French caviar (16c.), from Italian caviaro (modern caviale) or Turkish khaviar, from Persian khaviyar, from khaya “egg” (from Middle Persian khayak “egg,” from Old Iranian *qvyaka-, diminutive of *avya-, from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- “egg” see egg (n.)) + dar “bearing.”

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