What does veal mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. veal, veaunoun

    meat from a calf


  1. vealnoun

    The flesh of a calf used for food.

  2. Etymology: From veal, from vitellus, diminutive of vitulus ("calf").


  1. Veal

    Veal is the meat of calves, in contrast to the beef from older cattle. Veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, however most veal comes from young male calves of dairy breeds which are not used for breeding. Generally, veal is more expensive by weight than beef from older cattle. Veal production is a way to add value to dairy bull calves and to utilize whey solids, a byproduct from the manufacturing of cheese.


  1. veal

    Veal is the meat that comes from a young domestic cow or calf, typically under one year old. It is pale and tender compared to the meat from older cattle, and it is often used in French and Italian cuisine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vealnoun

    the flesh of a calf when killed and used for food

  2. Etymology: [OE. veel, OF. veel, F. veau, L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus a calf; akin to E. wether. See Wether, and cf. Vellum, Vituline.]


  1. Veal

    Veal is the meat of young cattle, as opposed to beef from older cattle. Though veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, most veal comes from male calves of dairy cattle breeds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veal

    vēl, n. the flesh of a calf.—n. Veal′-skin, a skin-disease marked by white shiny tubercles on the ears and neck.—adj. Veal′y, like veal or like a calf: immature. [O. Fr. veël (Prov. vedel)—L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus; Gr. italos, a calf.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VEAL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Veal is ranked #4519 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Veal surname appeared 7,842 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Veal.

    49.7% or 3,901 total occurrences were Black.
    44.6% or 3,501 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 195 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 168 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 46 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 31 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. avel

  2. eval

  3. lave

  4. leva

  5. vale

  6. vela

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of veal in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Veal:

    But then, Jonathan Veal and another friend were like,' OK, what do we do ?' We could find a level of closure but also, we could keep the legacy of our friend, so that's how 88 C.H.U.M.P. came about.

  2. The New York Times:

    While Mrs. Bellissimo was famous for her chicken wings, she was also admired for such dishes as squid marinara and veal scaloppine.

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