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Webster 1913 Edition


Venison

Ven′i-son

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[OE.
veneison
,
veneson
,
venison
, OF.
veneison
, F.
venaison
, L.
venatio
hunting, the chase, game, fr.
venari
, p. p.
venatus
, to hunt; perhaps akin to OHG.
weidinōn
,
weidenen
, to pasture, to hunt, G.
weide
pasturage. Cf.
Gain
to acquire,
Venation
.]
1.
Beasts of the chase.
[Obs.]
Fabyan.
2.
Formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively.

Webster 1828 Edition


Venison

VENISON

,
Noun.
ven'izn, or ven'zn. [L. venactio, a hunting, from venor, to hunt.]
The flesh of beasts of game, or of such wild animals as are taken in the chase. It is however, in the United States, applied exclusively to the flesh of the deer or cervine genus of animals.

Definition 2021


venison

venison

English

Noun

venison (countable and uncountable, plural venisons)

  1. The meat of a deer.

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Old French

Alternative forms

  • veneisun
  • veneson
  • venoisun

Etymology

From Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōnem.

Noun

venison f (oblique plural venisons, nominative singular venison, nominative plural venisons)

  1. game (animal to be hunted)
  2. meat from a hunted animal

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See also

References

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (venaison, supplement)