1. The meat of a calf.
2. also veal·er (vēlər) A calf raised to be slaughtered for food.
[Middle English veel, from Old French, from Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus, calf; see wet-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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