- Obs. the flesh of a game animal, used as food
- the flesh of a deer, used as food
Origin of venisonMiddle English veneison ; from OFr, hunting ; from Classical Latin venatio, the chase ; from venatus, past participle of venari, to hunt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wen-, to strive for, desire from source win, Classical Latin venus, love
- The flesh of a deer used as food.
- Archaic The flesh of a game animal used as food.
Origin of venisonMiddle English veneson, from Old French, from Latin v&emacron;nati&omacron;, v&emacron;nati&omacron;n-, hunting, from v&emacron;natus, past participle of v&emacron;nar&imacron;, to hunt; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural venisons)
- The meat of a deer.
From Old French venison (meat of large game, particularly deer or boar; hunt), from Latin venatio (hunt; meat from a hunt), formed on venatus, past participle of venari (to hunt).