- the flesh of a deer or similar animal as used for food.
Origin of venison
Examples from the Web for venison
We had a vast vegetable garden, fruit trees, a henhouse, and my father would hunt most of our meat: venison, elk, bear.Benjamin Percy: How I Write
June 5, 2013
Dinner, at 8pm, normally consists of venison or salmon and salad.
I should hope the city's homeless people will be munching on some venison burgers for the foreseeable future.The Deer Slaughter Starts Tonight
March 28, 2013
This chair by British designer Thomas Heatherwick is now on view in his show at Haunch of Venison gallery in New York.A Chair Is Born
February 14, 2012
She said the DIVA women were happy and supportive and her family ate the venison she brought home.Ladies Lock and Load: American Women Buying More Guns
March 11, 2011
At length, he is persuaded--he blesses him, and eats the venison.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
There, go you all on the rock, and I will bring up the Mohicans with the venison.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
A pot pie may be made of ducks, rabbits, squirrels, or venison.
As venison chills immediately, the plates should be kept on heaters.
Trapper Jim showed them how to cook some of the venison in a most appetizing way.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
- the flesh of a deer, used as food
- archaic the flesh of any game animal used for food
Word Origin and History for venison
late 13c., from Old French venesoun "meat of large game," especially deer or boar, also "a hunt," from Latin venationem (nominative venatio) "a hunt," also "game as the product of the hunt," from venatus, past participle of venari "to hunt, pursue," probably from PIE root *weie- "to strive after, pursue with vigor, desire" (cf. Sanskrit veti "follows after," Avestan vayeiti "hunts," Lithuanian veju "to hunt, pursue," Old Church Slavonic voji "warrior," Old English waþ "hunting," Old Norse veiðr "chase, hunting, fishing;" see Venus).