I. noun Etymology: Middle English veel, from Anglo-French, calf, veal, from Latin vitellus small calf, diminutive of vitulus calf — more at wether Date: 14th century 1. the flesh of a young calf 2. calf; especially vealer II. transitive verb Date: circa 1901 to kill and dress (a calf) for veal

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  • Veal — is the meat of young cattle (calves), as opposed to meat from older cattle. Though veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed, most veal comes from male calves of dairy cattle breeds. [1] Contents 1 Types 2 Culinary uses …   Wikipedia

  • Veal — (v[=e]l), n.[OE. veel, OF. veel, F. veau, L. vitellus, dim. of vitulus a calf; akin to E. wether. See {Wether}, and cf. {Vellum}, {Vituline}.] The flesh of a calf when killed and used for food. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veal — [vi:l] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: veel, from Latin vitellus small calf , from vitulus calf ] the meat of a ↑calf (=a young cow) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • veal — [ vil ] noun uncount meat from a young cow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • veal — ► NOUN ▪ the flesh of a calf, used as food. ORIGIN Old French veel, from Latin vitellus small calf …   English terms dictionary

  • veal — [vēl] n. [ME vel < OFr veel < L vitellus, little calf, dim. of vitulus, calf, orig. prob. yearling; akin to vetus, old: see VETERAN] 1. the flesh of a young calf, used as food 2. VEALER …   English World dictionary

  • veal — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. calf, bob veal, deaconned veal; see beef 1 , meat . Cuts of veal include: chops, leg, shank, shoulder, rump, loin, rack, neck, breast, chuck. Veal dishes include: veal cutlet, veal stew, calf s liver, Wiener schnitzel, veal… …   English dictionary for students

  • veal — re·veal·able; re·veal·er; re·veal·ing·ly; re·veal·ing·ness; re·veal·ment; veal; veal·er; veal·i·ness; re·veal; …   English syllables

  • veal — /veel/, n. 1. Also, vealer /vee leuhr/. 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. [1350 1400; ME ve(e)l < AF vel (OF veel, veal) < L vitellus, dim. of vitulus… …   Universalium

  • Veal — This uncommon and intriguing name is of Old French origin, introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066, and has two possible interpretations, each with its own derivation. Firstly, the surname Veal may have developed from a nickname …   Surnames reference

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