American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The flesh of a deer used as food.
- n. Archaic The flesh of a game animal used as food.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beast or beasts of the chase, as deer and other large game.
- n. The flesh of such game used as food; specifically, the flesh of animals of the deer tribe: now the common use of the word.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Beasts of the chase.
- n. 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.
- n. meat from a deer used as food
- From Old French venison (meat of large game, particularly deer or boar; hunt), from Latin venatio (hunt; meat from a hunt), formed on venatus, past participle of venari (to hunt). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English veneson, from Old French, from Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōn-, hunting, from vēnātus, past participle of vēnārī, to hunt; see wen-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The fat in venison is mostly subcutaneous, not marbled in like beef, so seasoning it has no effect other than spoiling the fat and tainting the meat.”
“Please note that the CDC did NOT say that lead in venison is not a problem.”
“At least theres nothing cute about the word venison.”
“Yes | No | Report from GiantWhitetails wrote 31 weeks 1 day ago all of it. its all good. i love backstraps and steaks. ground venison is great in hamburger helper.”
“Chili made with venison is a whole other ballgame.”
“Go to the freezer and take out the venison from the whitetail I have been chasing for 3 seasons so I know where it lived and what it ate, never got close enough to inject it with chemicals, I know it was healthy because I have watched him for so long, I know that my friends and I are the only ones to have touched it.”
“All venison from the hunt, along with profits from the sponsorships, goes to soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, churches and shelters across the state.”
“About the only work Tom had ever done, it seemed to him, was to fetch in venison and bear-oil, to break colts, and to raise a din in the valley pastures and wooded canyons with his bear-hounds.”
“Venison tends to take better to marinades than beef does because the fat in beef tends to flush out the flavor when cooked where venison is more like a sponge.”
“Some people say that venison is tough, with a strong "wild" taste.”
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