plural -s
: the flesh of the goat used as food
to many inhabitants of the tropics chevon is as palatable as mutton

Word History


French chèvre goat (from Latin capra she-goat, feminine of capr-, caper goat) + English mutton, from Middle English motoun, from Old French moton ram

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“Chevon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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