: processed sheepskin that has been sheared and dyed to resemble beaver or seal

Word History


French, sheep, sheepskin, from Middle French, ram — more at mutton

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouton was in 1944

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“Mouton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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mou·​ton ˈmü-ˌtän How to pronounce mouton (audio)
: sheepskin that has been sheared, treated, and dyed to look like the pelt of a beaver or seal

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