venison

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

venison (countable and uncountable, plural venisons)

  1. The meat of a deer.
  2. (obsolete) The meat of any wild animal that has been hunted rather than raised domestically.

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Further reading[edit]

  • venison at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōnem.

Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

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