Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The flesh of a deer used as food.
  • noun Archaic The flesh of a game animal used as food.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beast or beasts of the chase, as deer and other large game.
  • noun The flesh of such game used as food; specifically, the flesh of animals of the deer tribe: now the common use of the word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Beasts of the chase.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The meat of a deer. Carnal term (sarconym) for deer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun meat from a deer used as food

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English veneson, from Old French, from Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōn-, hunting, from vēnātus, past participle of vēnārī, to hunt; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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).

Examples

  • 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.

    any proven way to take the wild taste out of deer meat?

  • 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.

    any proven way to take the wild taste out of deer meat?

  • Please note that the CDC did NOT say that lead in venison is not a problem.

    HSUS Renews Call For Nationwide Lead Ban

  • At least theres nothing cute about the word venison.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • At least theres nothing cute about the word venison.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • Chili made with venison is a whole other ballgame.

    For the Love of Venison!

  • 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.

    For the Love of Venison!

  • 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.

    For the Love of 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.

    what is your favorite way to eat venision?

  • 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.

    what is your favorite way to eat venision?

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