- 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 vēnātiō vēnātiōn- hunting from vēnātus past participle of vēnārī 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).