venison

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noun ven·i·son \ˈve-nə-sən also -zən, British usually ˈven-zən\

Definition of venison

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venisons

also

venison

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

Origin and Etymology of venison

Middle English, from Anglo-French veneisun game, venison, from Latin venation-, venatio hunting, from venari to hunt, pursue; akin to Sanskrit vanoti he strives for — more at win


First Known Use: 14th century


VENISON Defined for English Language Learners

venison

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noun ven·i·son \ˈve-nə-sən also -zən, British usually ˈven-zən\

Definition of venison for English Language Learners

  • : the meat of a deer


VENISON Defined for Kids

venison

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noun ven·i·son \ˈve-nə-sən, -zən\

Definition of venison for Students

  1. :  the meat of a deer used for food


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