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)

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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|y — «VEE lee», adjective. 1. like or suggesting veal; having the appearance of veal. 2. Figurative. immature …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — [ 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|er — «VEE luhr», noun. U.S. a milk fed calf usually under 14 weeks old …   Useful english 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

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