Definitions for venisonˈvɛn ə sən, -zən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•i•sonˈvɛn ə sən, -zən(n.)

  1. the flesh of a deer or similar animal as used for food.

Origin of venison:

1250–1300; < OF veneison, venaison < L vēnātiōnem a hunt; der. of vēnā(rī) to hunt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. venison(noun)

    meat from a deer used as food


  1. venison(Noun)

    The meat of a deer. Carnal term (sarconym) for deer.

  2. Origin: From venison (meat of large game, particularly deer or boar; hunt), from venatio (hunt; meat from a hunt), formed on venatus, past participle of venari (to hunt).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venison(noun)

    beasts of the chase

  2. Venison(noun)

    formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively


  1. Venison

    Venison is the meat of a game animal, especially a deer.

Translations for venison

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the flesh of deer, used as food

We had roast venison for dinner; (also adjective) venison stew.

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