From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Viand \Vi"and\, n. [F. viande meat, food, LL. vianda, vivanda,
   vivenda, properly, things to live on, fr. L. vivere to live;
   akin to vivus living. See Vivid, and cf. Victuals.]
   An article of food; provisions; food; victuals; -- used
   chiefly in the plural. --Cowper.
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         Viands of various kinds allure the taste. --Pope.
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