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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia.

Note: Caviare was considered a delicacy, by some, in Shakespeare's time, but was not relished by most. Hence Hamlet says of a certain play. “'T was caviare to the general,” i. e., above the taste of the common people.

Etymology: F. caviar, fr. It. caviale, fr. Turk. Havīār

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  1. Salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre

From French caviar, from Ottoman Turkish خاویار (havyar) (Turkish havyar), probably from Persian خاویار (xâvyâr), from خایه (xâye, “egg”) (cognate with English egg).

  1. Roe of the sturgeon or other large fish, considered a delicacy.

caviar was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Caviar

  • How unique is the name Caviar? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Caviar was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Caviar born Sep 25, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.