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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

n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French vel, Old French veel "a calf" (Modern French veau), earlier vedel, from Latin vitellus, diminutive of vitulus "calf," perhaps originally "yearling," if related, as some think, to Sanskrit vatsah "calf," literally "yearling;" Gothic wiþrus, Old English weðer (see wether; cf. also veteran).

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