Definitions for venisonˈvɛn ə sən, -zən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. venison(noun)

    meat from a deer used as food

Wiktionary

  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

  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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