Skip to main content
Select Source:

veal

veal, flesh of a calf from two to three months old weighing usually less than 300 lb (135 kg). The locomotion of the veal calves is often restricted, and they are fed a real or synthetic milk that is high in protein and low in iron; this produces the desired tenderness and white color of good veal. It contains gelatin in large proportion and is therefore excellent for making soup stock. Flesh from week-old calves disposed of by the dairy industry is used in certain meat products but is not, properly speaking, veal. Veal is sold almost entirely as fresh meat. The main cuts are the leg, loin, ribs (or rack), shoulder, and breast. The brains, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and tongue are considered delicacies.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"veal." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"veal." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/veal

"veal." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/veal

veal

veal Meat of young calf (Bos taurus) 2½–3 months old. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein, niacin, iron, vitamin B12, and selenium; a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and zinc; a source of copper; contains about 15 g of fat of which one‐third is saturated; supplies 350 kcal (1470 kJ).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"veal." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"veal." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal

"veal." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal

veal

veal XIV. — AN. ve(e)l = OF. nom. veiaus, obl. veel (mod. veau):- L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus calf.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"veal." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"veal." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal-1

"veal." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal-1

veal

veal / vēl/ • n. the flesh of a calf, used as food.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"veal." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"veal." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal-0

"veal." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal-0

veal

vealallele, anele, anneal, appeal, Bastille, Beale, Castile, chenille, cochineal, cockatiel, conceal, congeal, creel, deal, eel, Emile, feel, freewheel, genteel, Guayaquil, heal, heel, he'll, keel, Kiel, kneel, leal, Lille, Lucille, manchineel, meal, misdeal, Neil, O'Neill, ordeal, peal, peel, reel, schlemiel, seal, seel, she'll, spiel, squeal, steal, steel, Steele, teal, underseal, veal, weal, we'll, wheel, zeal •airmobile • Dormobile • snowmobile •Popemobile • bookmobile •automobile • piecemeal •sweetmeal, wheatmeal •fishmeal • inchmeal • cornmeal •wholemeal • bonemeal • oatmeal •kriegspiel • bonspiel • Glockenspiel •newsreel • imbecile • Jugendstil •cartwheel • treadwheel • millwheel •pinwheel • flywheel • gearwheel •waterwheel

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"veal." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"veal." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 18, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal

"veal." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved November 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/veal