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The pickled roe of sturgeon or other large fish, eaten as a delicacy.
- ‘Top with the cooked prawns and salmon roe or Avruga caviar.’
- ‘The chefs meanwhile offer up such delights as caviar, oysters and kangaroo steak.’
- ‘That means each can of Iranian caviar contains eggs from a single fish.’
- ‘Spoon a portion of caviar over the monkfish liver and garnish with the scallions and lemon zest.’
- ‘In Russia, batter made with buckwheat flour is fried in delicate little pools that become soft beds for expensive caviar.’
Mid 16th century: from Italian caviale (earlier caviaro) or French caviar, probably from medieval Greek khaviari.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.