beast of venery

noun

Definition of beast of venery

: any of the animals (such as red deer, boar, wolf, hare) that might be hunted in the forests (see forest sense 1) in medieval England

called also beast of the forest

— compare beast of chase, beast of warren

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“Beast of venery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beast%20of%20venery. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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