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venison Meat of deer (Odocoileus spp.); traditionally game, but now mainly farmed. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein, niacin, iron, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, iron, copper, and zinc; contains 10 g of fat, of which two‐thirds is saturated; supplies 300 kcal (1250 kJ).

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venison flesh of an animal killed in the chase XIII; (arch.) beast of the chase XIV. ME. veneso(u)n, venisoun — OF. veneso(u)n, -ison (mod. venaison):- L. vēnātiō, -ōn- hunting, game, f. vēnārī hunt; see -ATION.

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ven·i·son / ˈvenəsən; -zən/ • n. meat from a deer.

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