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venery

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noun ven·ery \ˈve-nə-rē\

Definition of venery

  1. 1 :  the art, act, or practice of hunting

  2. 2 :  animals that are hunted :  game

Origin and Etymology of venery

Middle English venerie, borrowed from Anglo-French, from Old French vener “to hunt with dogs” (going back to Latin vēnārī “to hunt”) + -erie -ery — more at venison


First Known Use: 14th century


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venery

noun ven·ery

Definition of venery

  1. 1 :  the pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure

  2. 2 :  sexual intercourse

Origin and Etymology of venery

Middle English venerie, borrowed from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin vener-, venus “sexual desire, sexual intercourse” + -ia 2-y — more at venus


First Known Use: 15th century


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venery

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noun ven·ery \ˈven-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of venery

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veneries

  1. 1:  the pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure

  2. 2:  sexual intercourse

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