Veal vs. Calf

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Veal and Calf is that the Veal is a meat of young cattle and Calf is a young of domestic cattle.

  • Veal

    Veal is the meat of calves, in contrast to the beef from older cattle. Veal can be produced from a calf of either sex and any breed; however, most veal comes from young males of dairy breeds who are not used for breeding. Generally, veal is more expensive than beef from older cattle.

    Some methods or aspects of veal production are controversial due to animal welfare concerns.

  • Calf

    A calf (plural, calves) is the young of domestic cattle. Calves are reared to become adult cattle, or are slaughtered for their meat, called veal, and for their calfskin.

    The term “calf” is also used for some other species. See “Other animals” below.

  • Veal (noun)

    The flesh of a calf (i.e. a young bovine) used for food.

  • Calf (noun)

    A young cow or bull.

  • Calf (noun)

    Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.

  • Calf (noun)

    A young elephant, seal or whale also used of some other animals.

  • Calf (noun)

    A chunk of ice broken from a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.

  • Calf (noun)

    A small island, near a larger island.

    “the Calf of Man”

  • Calf (noun)

    A cabless railroad engine.

  • Calf (noun)

    An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.

  • Calf (noun)

    The back of the leg below the knee.

  • Calf (noun)

    The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.


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