Definitions

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  • n. A feeder; one who provides viands, or food; a host.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A feeder; an eater; also, one who provides viands, or food; a host.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who provides viands; a host.
  • n. A feeder or eater.

Etymologies

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viand +‎ -er

Examples

  • English Cookery, was compiled by the principal cooks of that "best and royalest viander of all Christian Kings," Richard the Second, and edited with a copious Index and Glossary by Dr. Samuel Pegge,

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • "The Forme of Cury," a Roll of Antient English Cookery, was compiled by the principal cooks of that "best and royalest viander of all Christian Kings," Richard the Second, and edited with a copious Index and Glossary by Dr. Samuel Pegge,

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Feb 1659/'60

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