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also cav·i·are  (kăv′ē-är′, kä′vē-)
The roe of a large fish, especially sturgeon, that is salted, seasoned, and eaten as a delicacy or relish.

[Alteration of earlier caviarie (probably from obsolete Italian caviari, pl. of caviaro) or from French caviare, both from Turkish havyar, from Persian khāviyār, probably from a Caspian Iranian dialect variant of Persian khāya-dār, egg-holding (as in māhī-i khāya-dār, egg-holding fish) : khāya, egg (from Middle Persian xāyag; see awi- in Indo-European roots) + -dār, holder; see zamindar.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caviare - salted roe of sturgeon or other large fishcaviare - salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
hard roe, roe - fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
beluga caviar - roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued
References in classic literature ?
Philip had sent in a small pot of caviare, which he knew she was very fond of, and the landlady brought them up some cutlets with vegetables and a sweet.
The supper itself, absolutely the best of its kind, from the caviare and plovers' eggs to the marvellous ices, and served in one of the handsomest rooms in London, was really beyond criticism.
firmly through civilly insisted on ortolans, caviare, terrapin,
They carry caviare and certain very noble spices from the Levant aboard of ships from Genoa," quoth Sir Oliver.
His staff forgot to stock the fridge with caviare on the private jet that flew him there.
11-12)--the kinds of players who allegedly frequented Heywood's plays at the Red Bull--are unable to appreciate the subtlety of the Player King "who pleased not the million [and] t'was caviare to the general" (2.
Which species of fish provides eggs for the caviare substitute known as avruga?
Also planned is a fish farm to breed sturgeon to sell caviare produced from their eggs.
Dale Williams, a director at Cardiff recruitment firm Yolk, impressed the 12 critics with his dover sole and caviare, pork fillet and chocolate truffle cake.
And he certainly rose to the occasion, impressing the 12 critics with his dover sole and caviare, pork fillet and chocolate truffle cake.
15) The phrase "twas caviare to the general' is spoken by Shakespeare's Hamlet in Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2.