venery

noun (1)
ven·​ery | \ ˈve-nə-rē How to pronounce venery (audio) \

Definition of venery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the art, act, or practice of hunting
2 : animals that are hunted : game

venery

noun (2)

Definition of venery (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure

First Known Use of venery

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for venery

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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“Venery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venery. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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venery

noun
ven·​ery | \ ˈven-ə-rē How to pronounce venery (audio) \
plural veneries

Medical Definition of venery

1 : the pursuit of or indulgence in sexual pleasure

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