[ veel ]
/ vil /


Also veal·er [vee-ler] /ˈvi lər/. a calf raised for its meat, usually a milk-fed animal less than three months old.
the flesh of the calf as used for food.

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Origin of veal

1350–1400; Middle English ve(e)l < Anglo-French vel (Old French veel, veal) < Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus calf Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veal


/ (viːl) /


the flesh of the calf used as food
Also called: veal calf a calf, esp one bred for eating

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Related adjective: vituline

Word Origin for veal

C14: from Old French veel, from Latin vitellus a little calf, from vitulus calf
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