noun ven·i·son \ˈve-nə-sən also -zən, British usually ˈven-zən\

: the meat of a deer

plural venisons also venison

Full Definition of VENISON

:  the edible flesh of a game animal and especially a deer

Origin of VENISON

Middle English, from Anglo-French veneisun game, venison, from Latin venation-, venatio hunting, from venari to hunt, pursue; akin to Sanskrit vanoti he strives for — more at win
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VENISON


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