venery

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ven·er·y 1

 (vĕn′ə-rē)
n. pl. ven·er·ies Archaic
The indulgence in or pursuit of sexual activity.

[Middle English venerie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus, vener-, desire, love; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

ven·er·y 2

 (vĕn′ə-rē)
n. pl. ven·er·ies Archaic
The act or sport of hunting; the chase.

[Middle English venerie, from Old French, from vener, to hunt, from Latin vēnārī; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

venery

(ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-)
n
archaic the pursuit of sexual gratification
[C15: from Medieval Latin veneria, from Latin venus love, Venus1]

venery

(ˈvɛnərɪ; ˈviː-)
n
(Hunting) the art, sport, lore, or practice of hunting, esp with hounds; the chase
[C14: from Old French venerie, from vener to hunt, from Latin vēnārī]

ven•er•y1

(ˈvɛn ə ri)

n. Archaic.
the gratification of sexual desire.
[1490–1500; < Latin vener- (see Venus); compare Latin venera amours]

ven•er•y2

(ˈvɛn ə ri)

n. Archaic.
the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
[1275–1325; < Middle French, =ven(er) to hunt (« Latin vēnāri) + -erie -ery]

venery

1. Archaic. the sport, practice, or art of hunting or the chase.
2. the animals that are hunted.
See also: Hunting
Archaic. sexual activity; the gratification of sexual impulses.
See also: Sex

Venery

 wild animals which are hunted as game, 1350.