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 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

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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