Definition of mutton
: the flesh of a mature sheep used for food
muttonyplay \ˈmə-tən-ē, ˈmət-nē\ adjective
Examples of mutton in a Sentence
a meal of mutton and potatoes
Recent Examples of mutton from the Web
Sideburns and mutton chops were also popular search terms across the nation.
That boosted sales of lamb, mutton and goat to an eight-year high in 2016, according to Euromonitor.
Szesze is tall with silver hair and mutton chops; his is the sort of patrician head to have graced a Victorian coin.
The Folsom Pro Rodeo runs until Monday night and features mutton-busting and a Flying Cowboys motorcross show in addition to the rodeo.
Along with currents and/or dried fruit, the dessert's most notable ingredient is suet, or beef or mutton fat.
The Burgoo, a traditional Kentucky stew that can be made with mutton or even squirrel but at Keeneland is made with beef, sticks to the ribs and tickles the taste buds with hints of sherry and red wine.
In the northwestern valley, for example, mutton dumplings and cottage cheese ravioli are common rural dinners.
That decision, combined with factors as varied as poor marketing and a drop in wool prices, helped hasten the retreat of lamb and mutton from global dinner tables.
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Origin and Etymology of mutton
Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo-French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
MUTTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mutton for English Language Learners
: the meat of an adult sheep used as food
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Definition of mutton for Students
: the meat of an adult sheep
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