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mutton

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noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

Simple Definition of mutton

  • : the meat of an adult sheep used as food

Full Definition of mutton

  1. :  the flesh of a mature sheep used for food

mut·tony play \ˈmə-tən-ē, ˈmət-nē\ adjective

Examples of mutton

  1. a meal of mutton and potatoes



Origin of mutton

Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo-French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with mutton



MUTTON Defined for Kids

mutton

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noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

Definition of mutton

  1. :  the meat of an adult sheep




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