英 ['venɪs(ə)n; 'venɪz(ə)n]
- venison:  Latin vēnātiō meant ‘hunting’, hence ‘hunted animals, game’ (it was derived from vēnārī ‘hunt’, which may be distantly related to English win). English acquired it via Old French venison in the sense ‘flesh of hunted animals used for food’, and the modern specialization to ‘deer-meat’ did not begin to emerge until the 18th century.
- venison (n.)
- c. 1300, from Old French venesoun "meat of large game," especially deer or boar, also "a hunt," from Latin venationem (nominative venatio) "a hunt, hunting, the chase," also "game as the product of the hunt," from venatus, past participle of venari "to hunt, pursue," probably from PIE *wen-a-, from root *wen- (1) "to strive for, desire" (see Venus).
- 1. Some of the commercially produced venison resembles beef in flavour.
- 2. The gentlemen and ladies feasted on venison.
- 3. His appetite for venison seems to be inappeasable.
- 4. The guards occasionally improved their rather sparse rations by the addition of a little venison.
- 5. The hunter entertained us with venison which was very delicious.
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