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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mutton

(ˈmatn) noun
the flesh of sheep, used as food.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
"I tell you young people that before the nineteenth century is out Wagner will be as dead as mutton. Wagner!