ven·i·son (vĕnĭ-sən, -zən)
1. The flesh of a deer used as food.
2. Archaic The flesh of a game animal used as food.
[Middle English veneson, from Old French, from Latin vēnātiō, vēnātiōn-, hunting, from vēnātus, past participle of vēnārī, to hunt; see wen-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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