A plate of sauteed veal.
- the flesh of a young calf, used as food
Origin of vealMiddle English vel ; from Old French veel ; from Classical Latin vitellus, little calf, diminutive of vitulus, calf, origin, originally probably yearling; akin to vetus, old: see veteran
- The meat of a calf.
- also veal·er A calf raised to be slaughtered for food.
Origin of vealMiddle English veel, from Old French, from Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus, calf; see wet-2 in Indo-European roots.
- The flesh of a calf used for food.