caviar pressed into cakes that last for months and can be sliced like cheese (from the Russian "to shave")

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • caviar — /kav ee ahr , kav ee ahr /, n. the roe of sturgeon, esp. the beluga, or other fish, usually served as an hors d oeuvre or appetizer. Also, caviare. [1585 95; appar. back formation from caviarie (taken, perh. rightly, as caviar + pl. ending, L or… …   Universalium

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