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mut·ton

 (mŭt′n)
n.
The flesh of fully grown sheep.

[Middle English, from Old French mouton, moton, from Medieval Latin multō, multōn-, of Celtic origin; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

mutton

(ˈmʌtən)
n
1. (Cookery) the flesh of sheep, esp of mature sheep, used as food
2. (Clothing & Fashion) mutton dressed as lamb an older woman dressed up to look young
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another word for em1 Compare nut12
[C13 moton sheep, from Old French, from Medieval Latin multō, of Celtic origin; the term was adopted in printing to distinguish the pronunciation of em quad from en quad]
ˈmuttony adj

mut•ton1

(ˈmʌt n)

n.
the flesh of a mature sheep, used as food.
[1250–1300; Middle English moton sheep < Old French < Celtic; compare Middle Irish molt, Welsh mollt, Breton maout wether]
mut′ton•y, adj.

mut•ton2

(ˈmʌt n)

n. Print.
[1935–40; code term, coined to differentiate the pronunciation of em quad from en quad]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutton - meat from a mature domestic sheepmutton - meat from a mature domestic sheep  
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
Translations
skopovéskopové maso
fårekød
lampaanliha
ovčetina
birkahús
kindakjöt
マトン
양 고기
aviena
aitas/jēra gaļa
baranina
ovca
fårkött
เนื้อแกะ
thịt cừu

mutton

[ˈmʌtn]
A. Ncordero m
a leg of muttonuna pierna de cordero
mutton dressed as lambvejestorio m emperifollado
B. CPD mutton chop Nchuleta f de cordero

mutton

[ˈmʌtən] nmouton m
a leg of mutton → un gigot de mouton
to be mutton dressed up as lamb (British) [woman] → s'habiller trop jeune pour son âge

mutton

nHammel (→ fleisch nt) m; as dead as muttonmausetot (inf); she’s mutton dressed (up) as lamb (inf)sie macht auf jung (inf)

mutton

:
muttonchops
pl (= whiskers)Koteletten pl
muttonhead
n (fig inf)Schafskopf m (inf)

mutton

[ˈmʌtn] ncarne f di montone, montone m
a leg of mutton → un cosciotto di montone
mutton dressed as lamb (fig) una vecchia che vuol sembrare una giovincella

mutton

(ˈmatn) noun
the flesh of sheep, used as food.

mutton

لَـحمُ الضَّأنِ skopové fårekød Hammelfleisch πρόβειο κρέας añojo, carne de oveja lampaanliha mouton ovčetina montone マトン 양 고기 schaap fårekjøtt baranina carne de carneiro баранина fårkött เนื้อแกะ koyun eti thịt cừu 羊肉
References in classic literature ?
Yes," I said with assurance; "I could eat some mutton.
An empty fork is raised to the lips: there it receives a neatly-cut piece of mutton, and swiftly conveys it to the plate, where it instantly attaches itself to the mutton already there.
The party enters the mountain gorge A wild fastness among hills Mountain mutton Peace and plenty The amorous trapper-A piebald wedding-A free trapper's wife-Her gala equipments- Christmas in the wilderness.
In the passage of the small watchhouse a Cossack with sleeves rolled up was chopping some mutton.
And the waiters set a leg of mutton before Alice, who looked at it rather anxiously, as she had never had to carve a joint before.
The heroe, being unwilling to quit his shoulder of mutton, and as unwilling to draw on himself the indignation of Mr Wilks (his brother-manager) for making the audience wait, had bribed these his harbingers to be out of the way.
First peeping over the handrail and allowing the head-dress to disappear in the darkness below, he groped his way down, and arrived at the door of a back kitchen immediately after Miss Brass had entered the same, bearing in her hand a cold leg of mutton.
Mutton's mutton," said the Baronet, "and a devilish good thing.
They make you also guard their sheep, and while they eat the mutton throw only the bones to you.
My dear Monsieur de Comminges," said D'Artagnan, "you will find that my friend, Monsieur du Vallon, will go to the most fatal lengths if Cardinal Mazarin continues to provide us with this sort of meat; mutton every day.
The roast mutton was on the table, and I had dispensed with attendance.
I tell you young people that before the nineteenth century is out Wagner will be as dead as mutton.