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
Where most regions are best known for one, maybe two, different cuts or proteins, Kansas City offers a bit of everything: pork, beef, chicken, lamb, mutton, and yes, even fish.
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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 century
MUTTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mutton for English Language Learners
: the meat of an adult sheep used as food
MUTTON Defined for Kids
Definition of mutton for Students
: the meat of an adult sheep
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