Mutton meaning

mŭt'n
Mutton is meat from an older sheep.

An example of mutton is meat from a heard of fully grown sheep.

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The flesh of fully grown sheep.
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The flesh of sheep used as food.
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(typography slang) Em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
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(Cockney rhyming slang) Deaf.
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The flesh of a sheep, esp. a grown sheep, used as food.
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A sheep.
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Origin of mutton

  • Middle English from Old French mouton, moton from Medieval Latin multō multōn- of Celtic origin mel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French mouton (“sheep"), of Gaulish origin, from Proto-Celtic *molto-.
    From Wiktionary