Caviare
Caviar Cav"i*ar, Caviare Ca*viare", n. [F. caviar, fr. It. caviale, fr. Turk. Hav[=i][=a]r.] The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia. [1913 Webster]

Note: Caviare was considered a delicacy, by some, in Shakespeare's time, but was not relished by most. Hence Hamlet says of a certain play. ``'T was caviare to the general,'' i. e., above the taste of the common people. [1913 Webster]


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  • caviare — [16] Caviare is of Turkish origin; it comes from Turkish khāvyār. It spread from there to a number of European languages, cavil 100 including Italian caviale and French caviar, many of which contributed to the rather confusing diversity of forms… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • caviare — [16] Caviare is of Turkish origin; it comes from Turkish khāvyār. It spread from there to a number of European languages, including Italian caviale and French caviar, many of which contributed to the rather confusing diversity of forms in 16th ,… …   Word origins

  • caviare — noun see caviar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caviare — caviar …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • CAVIARE —    the roe (the immature ovaries) of the common sturgeon and other kindred fishes, caught chiefly in the Black and Caspian Seas, and prepared and salted; deemed a great luxury by those who have acquired the taste for it; largely imported from… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • caviare — see caviar …   English dictionary

  • caviare — cav·i·are || kævɪɑː n. fish eggs served as an appetizer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caviare — cav·i·are …   English syllables

  • caviare — n. (US caviar) the pickled roe of sturgeon or other large fish, eaten as a delicacy. Etymology: early forms repr. It. caviale, Fr. caviar, prob. f. med.Gk khaviacuteari …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caviare to the general. — См. Свинья в апельсинах …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

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