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veal

[veel] /vil/
noun
1.
Also, vealer
[vee-ler] /ˈvi lər/ (Show IPA)
. a calf raised for its meat, usually a milk-fed animal less than three months old.
2.
the flesh of the calf as used for food.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English ve(e)l < Anglo-French vel (Old French veel, veal) < Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus calf
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Examples for veal
  • Usually filled with minced pork or a mixture of pork, beef and/or veal, it can also be made with other kinds of meat.
  • Video is smoother than a freshly oiled veal cutlet, while scrolling through the music library is a breeze.
  • Fold in remnants of finely chopped cooked chicken, veal, or ham.
  • Mash yolks, and add equal amount of cold cooked chicken or veal, finely chopped.
  • Chop three-fourths cup cold cooked chicken or veal, and pound in a mortar.
  • Add the veal and sear it until it is lightly browned.
  • If a solid veal rump roast is going to break the budget, consider braising a whole veal shank.
  • And roasted veal sweetbreads over braised greens and hog jowl with brown butter.
  • It's delicious with a creamy blanquette of veal, delicately poached fish, or chicken braised with fennel and garlic.
  • Plated entrees feature pasta, chicken, veal and eggplant with a fish and beef dish.
British Dictionary definitions for veal

veal

/viːl/
noun
1.
the flesh of the calf used as food
2.
Also called veal calf. a calf, esp one bred for eating
related
adjective vituline
Word Origin
C14: from Old French veel, from Latin vitellus a little calf, from vitulus calf
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Word Origin and History for veal
veal
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. vel, from O.Fr. veel "a calf" (Fr. veau), earlier vedel, from L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus "calf," perhaps originally "yearling," if related, as some think, to Skt. vatsah "calf," lit. "yearling;" Goth. wiþrus, O.E. weðer (see wether; cf. also veteran).
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