mouton

noun
mou·​ton | \ ˈmü-ˌtän How to pronounce mouton (audio) , mü-ˈtän How to pronounce mouton (audio) \

Definition of mouton

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

First Known Use of mouton

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mouton

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

Learn More About mouton

Dictionary Entries Near mouton

mouthy

mouton

moutonnée

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for mouton

Cite this Entry

“Mouton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouton. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on mouton

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for mouton

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!