Definition of provand in US English:

provand

(also provun, provvun, provan)

noun

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Food, provisions, provender; especially the food and fodder provided for an army.

Origin

Middle English. Apparently from Anglo-Norman provande, variant of provende provend, probably partly via Middle Dutch provande (also provant; Dutch provande) or Middle Low German prōvande (also prōvant, prōfant). Compare early modern German provande.

Pronunciation

provand

/ˈprɒvənd/