Definition of caviar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also caviare) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæviɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæviɑːr//
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the eggs of some types of fish, especially the sturgeon, that are preserved using salt and eaten as a very special and expensive type of food Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Italian caviale (earlier caviaro) or French caviar, probably from medieval Greek khaviari.
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