- Mutton is meat from an older sheep.
An example of mutton is meat from a heard of fully grown sheep.
- the flesh of a sheep, esp. a grown sheep, used as food
- Rare a sheep
Origin: Middle English moton from OFr, a ram from Midieval Latin an unverified form multo, sheep, of Celtic origin, originally as inch(es) Welsh mollt, Irish molt
- muttony adjective
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French mouton, moton, from Medieval Latin multō, multōn-, of Celtic origin; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.