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VENISON (pronounced venzon)

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 1007 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VENISON (pronounced venzon), originally a word meaning a beast of any kind killed in the chase, but now only applied to the flesh of the deer prepared for eating. The O. Fr. veneisurs, venison, &e., mod. venison, meant the flesh of the deer or boar; the principal beasts of the chase (Lat. venatio, hunting).
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