Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Do you know why some of the houses are end on to the High Street with these vennels in between them?
- Fraser added that another aspect of the Royal Mile - its myriad closes, or ‘vennels’ - had an integral part to play in the city's future.
Late Middle English: from Old French venele, from medieval Latin venella, diminutive of Latin vena 'vein'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: ven¦nel
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.