Definitions for venisonˈvɛn ə sən, -zən

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  1. venison(noun)

    meat from a deer used as food

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  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).

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  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

  3. Origin: [OE. veneison, veneson, venison, OF. veneison, F. venaison, L. venatio hunting, the chase, game, fr. venari, p. p. venatus, to hunt; perhaps akin to OHG. weidinn, weidenen, to pasture, to hunt, G. weide pasturage. Cf. Gain to acquire, Venation.]

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  1. Venison

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

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