- an article of food.
- viands, articles or dishes of food, now usually of a choice or delicate kind.
- a type of food, esp a delicacy
- (plural) provisions
“article of food,” early 14c., from Anglo-French viaunde, Old French viande “food,” dissimilated from Vulgar Latin *vivanda, from Late Latin vivenda “things for living,” in classical Latin, “be live,” neuter plural gerundive of vivere “to live” (see vital).