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caviar Explained

caviar at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


caviar at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1560, from Fr. caviar, from It. or Turk., from Pers. khaviyar, from khaya "egg" (from M.Pers. khayak "egg," from Old Iranian *qvyaka-, dim. of *avya-, from PIE *owyo-/*oyyo- "egg") + dar "bearing." ///

caviar at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

caviare/k[zB024]vi[hA35A][hA359] $ -[hA35A][hA359]r/ n [U] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Early Italian caviari, from Turkish havyar, from Medieval Greek kabiari]// the preserved eggs of various large fish, eaten as a special very expensive food// --caviare and champagne//

caviar at French => English Of Explained:


caviar at Spanish => English Of Explained:


caviar at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Eggs, or roe, of sturgeon preserved with salt. Most true caviar is produced in Russia and Iran, from fish taken from the Caspian and Black seas. The best grade, beluga, is prepared from large black or gray eggs; fresh beluga is relatively scarce and thus expensive. Lesser grades are from smaller, denser eggs. In the U.S., the roe of salmon, whitefish, lumpfish, and paddlefish is sometimes sold under the name caviar.

caviar at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "caviar":
albumen, anguille, eel, egg, egg white, eggshell, fish, fish eggs,
glair, kipper, kippered salmon, ovule, poisson, red herring, roe,
seafood, smoked herring, spawn, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk

caviar at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also caviare) noun
[U] 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

Caviar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Caviare \Ca*viare"\, Caviar \Cav"i*ar\, 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.

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.

caviar at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served
as an hors d'oeuvre [syn: {caviare}]

caviar at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fr|en Inter: term » caviar|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » tr|en Inter: term » havyar|lang=tr, probably from Inter: etyl » fa|en Inter: term » خاویار|sc=fa-Arab|tr=xâvyâr, from Inter: term » خایه|sc=fa-Arab|tr=xâye||egg.


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • roe of the sturgeon or other large fish, considered a delicacy


    Inter: trans-top » roe of the sturgeon or other large fish (black caviar)
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كافيار|m|tr=kafyār
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|խավիար|tr=xaviar
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|kürü
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|ікра|f|tr=ikrá, Inter: t- » be|чорная ікра|f|tr=čórnaja ikrá|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » black caviar
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|хайвер|m|tr=hajvér|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » bg|черен хайвер|m|tr=čéren hajvér|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » black caviar, , Inter: t- » bg|чер хайвер|m|tr=čer hajvér|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|caviar|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|魚子醬|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|鱼子酱|tr=yúzǐjiàng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|kaviár|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kaviar|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|kaviaar|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kaviaro
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|kaviar|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaviaari
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|caviar|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kaviar|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χαβιάρι|n|tr=chaviári|sc=Grek
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कावीयार|tr=kāvīyār
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kaviár, Inter: t+ » hu|ikra

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Ido: kaviaro
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|caviale|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|イクラ|tr=ikura, Inter: t- » ja|キャビア|tr=kyabia
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|캐비아|tr=kaebia|sc=Hang, Inter: t+ » ko|캐비어|tr=kaebieo|sc=Hang, Inter: t- » ko|철갑상어알|tr=cheolgapsang-eoal|sc=Hang, Inter: t+ » ko|이크라|tr=ikeura|sc=Hang
  • Mazanderani: Inter: tø » mzn|خاویار
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kaviar|m
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|خاویار|tr=xâvyâr
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kawior|m, Inter: t+ » pl|ikra|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|caviar|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|caviar|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|икра|f|tr=ikrá, Inter: t- » ru|чёрная икра|f|tr=čórnaja ikrá|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » black caviar
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|кавијар|m, Inter: t- » sh|икра|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|kavijar|m, Inter: t- » sh|ikra|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kaviár|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|caviar|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kaviar|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|havyar
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|ікра|f|tr=ikrá, Inter: t- » uk|чорна ікра|f|tr=čórna ikrá|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » black caviar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » red caviar|ikra

    Derived terms

    * cowboy caviar

    Alternative forms

    * caviare

    Usage notes

    A citation from Jehan Palsgrave's 1530 text Lesclarcissment de la langue françoyse reads "Calver of saulmon, escume de saulmon.". This possibly refers to caviar. If this is the case it predates by some 61 years the earliest usage (1591) of caviar documented in the Oxford English Dictionary.

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    • malosol


      * Avaric



    From Inter: etyl » fr|ca Inter: term » caviar|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » tr|ca Inter: term » havyar|lang=tr, probably from Inter: etyl » fa|ca Inter: term » خاویار|sc=fa-Arab|tr=xâvyâr, from Inter: term » خایه|sc=fa-Arab|tr=xâye||egg.


    * Inter: IPA » /kəβiˈaɾ/|lang=ca, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@Bi"a4/
    • Inter: rhymes » aɾ|lang=ca


      Inter: ca-noun » m

  • Inter: l » en|caviar

  • French


    * Inter: audio » Fr-caviar.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|caviar

  • Portuguese


    Inter: pt-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|caviar

  • Spanish


    Inter: es-noun » m|-
  • caviar

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    Translation: ko » caviar
    Translation: io » caviar
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