ven·​i·​son | \ ˈve-nə-sən also -zən How to pronounce venison (audio) , British usually ˈven-zən\
plural venisons also venison

Definition of venison

: the edible flesh of a game animal and especially a deer

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The venison carpaccio with juniper and peppercorn, hazelnuts and crowdie,dressed with vinegar and cold smoked oil — was a favorite, thanks to a mix of salty, acidic and sweet flavors. Los Angeles Times, "Scotland a foodie haven? ’Tis true. And so is this: Haggis is kind of great," 20 July 2019 The pros to red meat - which includes beef, pork, lamb, veal, venison and duck - are found in its minerals. Jenna Birch, Anchorage Daily News, "From fish to bacon: A ranking of animal protein in order of healthfulness," 10 July 2019 The pros to red meat — which includes beef, pork, lamb, veal, venison and duck — are found in its minerals. Jenna Birch, Washington Post, "From fish to bacon, a ranking of meats in order of healthiness," 3 July 2019 Ramsay will find and harvest ingredients himself to come up with his own version of local dishes, like venison shepherd’s pie in Hawaii, sweet-and-sour catfish soup in Laos, and braised goat leg in New Zealand. Shay Spence,, "Get a Sneak Peek of Gordon Ramsay's New Around-the-World Cooking Show and Magazine," 1 July 2019 Dinner will include roasted wild boar, venison, kangaroo, alligator, octopus, crab, salmon and other dishes. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of June 14," 14 June 2019 The dinner includes an oyster trio (grilled, baked and raw), a market salad made with produce from a local farmer’s market, venison, and a homemade watermelon popsicle to refresh your palate before the lemon meringue dessert. 6 p.m. June 13. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: South American tea-centric cafe comes to Pacific Beach," 6 June 2019 Fillings run the gamut from a wintry mix of venison and pickled walnuts to summer simmers of poultry and herbs. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Where to Find London’s Premium Pies," 23 Jan. 2019 When night fell, everyone gathered back at trucks and drove to the deer-association offices empty-handed and ate venison tacos Mr. Forester made. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Put Down the Kombucha and Pick Up a Crossbow: Hipsters Are the New Hunters," 9 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of venison

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of venison

: the meat of a deer


ven·​i·​son | \ ˈve-nə-sən How to pronounce venison (audio) , -zən\

Kids Definition of venison

: the meat of a deer used for food

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