venison

[ ven-uh-suh n, -zuh n ]
/ ˈvɛn ə sən, -zən /

noun

the flesh of a deer or similar animal as used for food.

Origin of venison

1250–1300; Middle English ven(a)ison < Old French veneison, venaison < Latin vēnātiōn (stem of vēnātiō hunting), equivalent to vēnāt(us) (see venatic) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for venison

venison

/ (ˈvɛnɪzən, -sən) /

noun

the flesh of a deer, used as food
archaic the flesh of any game animal used for food

Word Origin for venison

C13: from Old French venaison, from Latin vēnātiō hunting, from vēnārī to hunt
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