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Meaning of MUTTON

Pronunciation:  'mutn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  meat from a mature domestic sheep
  2. [n]  the square of a body of any size of type

MUTTON is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: em, mouton, mut
 See Also: area unit, domestic sheep, meat, Ovis aries, square measure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mut"ton\, n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep,
wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L.
mutilus mutilated. See {Mutilate}.]
1. A sheep. [Obs.] --Chapman.

         Not so much ground as will feed a mutton. --Sir H.

         Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for
         the living quadrupeds.                --Hallam.

2. The flesh of a sheep.

         The fat of roasted mutton or beef.    --Swift.

3. A loose woman; a prostitute. [Obs.]

{Mutton bird} (Zo["o]l.), the Australian short-tailed petrel
   ({Nectris brevicaudus}).

{Mutton chop}, a rib of mutton for broiling, with the end of
   the bone at the smaller part chopped off.

{Mutton fish} (Zo["o]l.), the American eelpout. See

{Mutton fist}, a big brawny fist or hand. [Colloq.] --Dryden.

{Mutton monger}, a pimp. [Low & Obs.] --Chapman.

{To return to one's muttons}. [A translation of a phrase from
   a farce by De Brueys, revenons [`a] nos moutons let us
   return to our sheep.] To return to one's topic, subject of
   discussion, etc. [Humorous]

         I willingly return to my muttons.     --H. R.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agneau, bellwether, breast of lamb, ewe, ewe lamb, gigot, jambe de mouton, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, leg of lamb, leg of mutton, mouton, ram, saddle of mutton, sheep, teg, tup, wether, yeanling