Venison meaning

vĕnĭ-sən, -zən
The flesh of a deer used as food.
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The flesh of a deer, used as food.
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The meat of a deer.
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The flesh of a game animal used as food.
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The flesh of a game animal, used as food.
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Origin of venison

  • Middle English veneson from Old French from Latin vēnātiō vēnātiōn- hunting from vēnātus past participle of vēnārī to hunt wen-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary