Viand is defined as a piece of food, or a tasty dish.
An example of a viand is an order of pie.
An example of a viand is the chef's specialty.
An article of food.
Food of various kinds; esp., choice dishes.
Origin of viand
- Middle English viaunde from Old French viande from Vulgar Latin vīvanda alteration of Latin vīvenda neuter pl. gerundive of vīvere to live gwei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition