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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vēnātio. Doublet of venison and venatio.


venation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The hunting of wild animals.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A[braham] Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], →OCLC:
      There are extant of his in Greek, four books of Cynegeticks or Venation, five of Halieuticks or Piscation, commented and published by Ritterhusius; wherein describing beasts of venery and fishes

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vēna (vein) +‎ -ation.


venation (countable and uncountable, plural venations)

  1. (botany, entomology) The arrangement of veins in a leaf, wing, or similar structure.
    • 20178, Hanneke Meijer, The Guardian, 1 March:
      For instance, native plants in the Mascarenes developed several adaptations, such as serrated leafs and leafs with red venation, to deter tortoise browsing (Cheke & Hume, 2010).