Definition of venison
: the edible flesh of a game animal and especially a deer
Recent Examples of venison from the Web
In a bid to prove their innocence, two Floridians cited for shooting a deer from their car invited wildlife officials to search their freezer for venison.
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Origin and Etymology of venison
Middle English venisoun “game animal, meat of a game animal,” borrowed from Anglo-French veneisun, going back to Latin vēnātiōn-, vēnātiō “hunting, game animals,” from vēnārī “to go hunting, hunt” (probably derivative of a nominal stem *wēn- “hunting, of the hunt,” lengthened-grade derivative of a verbal stem *wen- “wish, desire”) + -tiōn-, tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at venus
First Known Use: 14th century
VENISON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of venison for English Language Learners
: the meat of a deer
VENISON Defined for Kids
Definition of venison for Students
: the meat of a deer used for food
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