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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
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Nor did Meg miss any of the romance from the daily parting, when her husband followed up his kiss with the tender inquiry, "Shall I send some veal or mutton for dinner, darling?
While grandmother and I washed the dishes and grandfather read his paper upstairs, Jake and Otto sat on the long bench behind the stove, `easing' their inside boots, or rubbing mutton tallow into their cracked hands.
Real turtle, we understand, and salmon, tautog, canvas-backs, pig, English mutton, good roast beef, or dainties of that serious kind, fit for substantial country gentlemen, as these honorable persons mostly are.
There were flavours on his palate that had lingered there not less than sixty or seventy years, and were still apparently as fresh as that of the mutton chop which he had just devoured for his breakfast.
The roast mutton was on the table, and I had dispensed with attendance.
and when I go to the houses one wants a leg of mutton for an early dinner and I must be back with it in a quarter of an hour; another cook has forgotten to order the beef; I must go and fetch it and be back in no time, or the mistress will scold; and the housekeeper says they have company coming unexpectedly and must have some chops sent up directly; and the lady at No.
Any day, however, one might see sharp-horned and shaggy- haired creatures running with the sheep and yet what a job you would have to get the public to believe that a good part of what it buys for lamb and mutton is really goat's flesh!
She fetched crockery -- new, and plenty of it; new wooden goblets and other table furniture; and beer, fish, chicken, a goose, eggs, roast beef, roast mutton, a ham, a small roast pig, and a wealth of genuine white wheaten bread.
The guide said that the mutton had no odor when he took it from the glacier; an hour's exposure to the sun had already begun the work of decomposition upon it.
A roaring, ranting, sleek man-thief, Who lived on mutton, veal, and beef, Yet never would afford relief To needy, sable sons of grief, Was big with heavenly union.
John Knightley returning from the daily visit to Donwell, with his two eldest boys, whose healthy, glowing faces shewed all the benefit of a country run, and seemed to ensure a quick despatch of the roast mutton and rice pudding they were hastening home for.
One shoulder of mutton, you know, drives another down.