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Sheepskin that has been sheared and processed to resemble beaver or seal.

[French, sheep, from Old French; see mutton.]
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(Textiles) sheepskin processed to resemble the fur of another animal, esp beaver or seal
[from French: sheep. See mutton]
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(ˈmu tɒn)

sheepskin processed to resemble another fur, esp. seal or beaver.
[1940–45; < French: sheepskin; see mutton]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouton - meat from a mature domestic sheepmouton - 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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References in classic literature ?
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
Napoleon with his forty-year-old stomach understood that hint, not feeling his former agility and boldness, and under the influence of the fright the Cossacks had given him he at once agreed with Mouton and issued orders- as the historians tell us- to retreat by the Smolensk road.
That Napoleon agreed with Mouton, and that the army retreated, does not prove that Napoleon caused it to retreat, but that the forces which influenced the whole army and directed it along the Mozhaysk
"Mouton aux navets," added the butler gravely (pronounce, if you please, moutongonavvy); "and the soup is potage de mouton a l'Ecossaise.
Crawley, haughtily, "to call the dish as I have called it"; and it was served to us on silver soup plates by the footmen in the canary coats, with the mouton aux navets.
Yet we have heard discoursing of carpets, with the air "d'un mouton qui reve," fellows who should not and who could not be entrusted with the management of their own moustaches.
Forth we rode then, but when we came to the Mouton d'Or,' Gourval had had word of our coming and its purpose, so that the door was barred, nor was there any way into the house.
The sorceress did not flee through the Rue de Mouton. The street chain has remained stretched all night, and the chain guard has seen no one pass."
C'est totalement et entierement vrai , il ne suffit pas uniquement d'acheter un mouton Le grand probleme auquel est confrontee la tres grande majorite des familles, c'est le lieu ou mettre le mouton, l'endroit ou le garder et l'avoir a l'oeil en attendant le jour de l'Aid .
Ainsi, pour un mouton legerement au-dessus des standards acceptables, Mohamed Jiddou, un eleveur venu des regions de l'Est exige 6000 MRU, soit environ 150 dollars us.
Rehoboth Town Council (RTC) on Thursday received refuse removal drums from Emsure Insurance Brokers Managing Director Emgon Mouton in an attempt to assist Town Council with its efforts to maintain a clean town.