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veal

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noun \ˈvēl\

Definition of veal

  1. 1 :  the flesh of a young calf

  2. 2 :  calf; especially :  vealer

Origin and Etymology of veal

Middle English veel, borrowed from Anglo-French, “calf, veal,” going back to Latin vitellus “small calf,” diminutive of vitulus “calf”; akin to Greek hétalon “yearling,” Old English wether “ram,” — more at wether


First Known Use: 14th century


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veal

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Definition of veal

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to kill and dress (a calf) for veal

Circa 1901

First Known Use of veal

circa 1901


VEAL Defined for English Language Learners

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veal

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noun \ˈvēl\

Definition of veal for English Language Learners

  • : the meat of a young cow (called a calf) that is used for food


VEAL Defined for Kids

veal

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noun \ˈvēl\

Definition of veal for Students

  1. :  the meat of a young calf used for food



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