EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIANDS
It might here refer more particularly to the room which contained the viands.
None of the viands looked familiar but all appealed to the appetite.
There were long tables loaded with viands and decorated with flowers.
All The viands in their gravy's wine Grow lurid and fantastical.
The viands were excellent, and the wines of the first quality.
With the point of nurse's scissors we prised the viands from the platters.
But notwithstanding this, the viands at the meal were both dainty and varied.
These viands, with the food they took with them, furnished breakfasts and suppers which they deemed even sumptuous.
The viands were eaten freely, though the occasion was not a happy one.
The viands were quite in keeping with the simplicity of the table-gear.
"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).