Borrowing from Old French venison (meat of large game, particularly deer or boar; hunt), from Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōnem (“hunt; meat from a hunt”), formed on vēnātus, perfect participle of vēnor (“I hunt”).
- The meat of a deer.
- (South Africa) The meat of an antelope.
- 2007, Gregory Simon Bull, Marketing fresh venison in the Eastern Cape Province using a niche marketing strategy (thesis), page xcix
- (obsolete) The meat of any wild animal that has been hunted rather than raised domestically.
the meat of a deer
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