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caviare


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caviare 
  n  :  salted  roe  of  sturgeon  or  other  large  fish;  usually  served 
  as  an  hors  d'oeuvre  [syn:  {caviar}] 




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