mutton

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noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

Definition of mutton

  1. :  the flesh of a mature sheep used for food

muttony

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Examples of mutton in a Sentence

  1. a meal of mutton and potatoes

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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

mutton

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Definition of mutton for English Language Learners

  • : the meat of an adult sheep used as food


MUTTON Defined for Kids

mutton

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noun mut·ton \ˈmə-tən\

Definition of mutton for Students

  1. :  the meat of an adult sheep



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