One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Meat from a deer.
- ‘I hoped he would bring back a deer, venison sounded like a nice change from rabbit stew.’
- ‘While true wild venison is full of flavour, often the meat can be bruised if the animal is shot badly.’
- ‘Season and sear the venison rack and venison loin on all sides until golden brown.’
- ‘Drizzle remaining olive oil over venison and roast in oven to desired doneness.’
- ‘To prevent the spread of the disease, the European Union has banned exports of venison and other red meats.’
- ‘There's even venison and steak for those irritating diners who go to seafood restaurants and choose meat.’
- ‘It's a wonderful recipe of pork, venison, steak, kielbasa sausage and sauerkraut.’
- ‘Whether boning a side of venison or threading hooks through bait, his every action is soft, secure, measured.’
- ‘When you buy venison, it is normally red deer which can be farmed or grazed in parks.’
- ‘Tuck into steak, roast beef, venison and other red meat at least three times a week’
- ‘Beef, venison, and bison meat could be smoked for storage or cut into strips and dried.’
- ‘Highland Game, which sells venison from deer shot on Highland estates, said the demand for the meat was increasing.’
- ‘Richard freeze-dried the head and neck and saved the meat for venison patties.’
- ‘Served in a piping hot tureen, the tender venison meat was soaking in a sauce that tasted of pearl onions and wine.’
- ‘It may need to be as vegan as a freshly plucked dandelion leaf, or as bloody as a rare grilled haunch of venison.’
- ‘They ranged from sea-urchin and clams to slices of venison and wild boar.’
- ‘This is good news for lovers of venison, as even farmed deer are fed a pretty natural diet.’
- ‘French chefs often used to complain that they could get nothing but venison from roe deer.’
- ‘There's also imported food such as olives, coffee, specialist bread and cakes, wild boar and venison.’
- ‘I used to think that venison lacked flavour, but this meat has a depth of flavour and tenderness that is quite divine.’
Middle English: from Old French veneso(u)n, from Latin venatio(n-) ‘hunting’, from venari ‘to hunt’.
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