the flesh of an unborn or newborn calf, used for food.
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Why Does A Cow Become Beef?Have you ever stopped to wonder why we eat pork and beef, but not pig or cow? Menus don’t advertise sheep or deer, but mutton and venison. And, we nonchalantly nosh on veal without the linguistic reminder that we’re actually eating meat from a baby calf. When it comes to designating meat terminology, the English language has a few ways of distinguishing between the live …
Origin of bob veal
1850–55, Americanism; dial. (Cornwall) bob young calf (from its uncertain, staggering movements; see bob1)
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