From Middle English venisoun, venesoun, from Anglo-Norman veneisun, venesoun, venesun (“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”). Doublet of venatio.
- The meat of a deer.
- After shooting a deer, field dressing is the next step necessary for high quality venison.
- (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.
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