Victuals

Vict"uals

(vt"'lz), n. pl. [OE. vitaille, OF. vitaille, F. victuaille, pl. victuailles, fr. L. victualia, pl. of. victualis belonging to living or nourishment, fr. victus nourishment, from vivere, victum, to live; akin to vivus living. See Vivid.] Food for human beings, esp. when it is cooked or prepared for the table; that which supports human life; provisions; sustenance; meat; viands.
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Then had we plenty of victuals.
Jer. xliv. 17.
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Vic"tus

(?), n. [L.] (Zol.) Food; diet.
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Vi*cu"a

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Vi*cu"gna

} (?), n. [Sp. vicua. Cf. Vigonia.] (Zol.) A South American mammal (Auchenia vicunna) native of the elevated plains of the Andes, allied to the llama but smaller. It has a thick coat of very fine reddish brown wool, and long, pendent white hair on the breast and belly. It is hunted for its wool and flesh.
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