noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

: the meat of an adult sheep used as food

Full Definition of MUTTON

:  the flesh of a mature sheep used for food
mut·tony \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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with MUTTON

MUTTONY Defined for Kids


noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

Definition of MUTTON for Kids

:  the meat of an adult sheep


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