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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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British Dictionary definitions for vealer

vealer

/ˈviːlə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, Austral) another name for veal (sense 2)
2.
(NZ) a young bovine animal of up to 14 months old grown 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 vealer
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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