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

[French, sheep, from Old French; see mutton.]


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


(ˈmu tɒn)

sheepskin processed to resemble another fur, esp. seal or beaver.
[1940–45; < French: sheepskin; see mutton]
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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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.
A l'occasion de la fete de l'Aid Al Adha, il est conseille d'adopter des attitudes responsables concernant les dechets, d'avoir un comportement citoyen d'observer les regles de civisme et bien entendu, de consommer avec moderation la viande du mouton.
A deux semaines de la fete de l'Aid El-Adha, les Algeriens pensent comment s'offrir le mouton du sacrifice et songent d'abord a quel prix.
The best-known female driver in the history of the world rally championship, Michele Mouton, will be in Cyprus during the upcoming Cyprus Rally.
Normally associated with red meat, this Mouton has spent time in oak to give it roundness and heft to take on any dessert.