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Lamb vs. Mutton

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Lambnoun

A young sheep.

Muttonnoun

The flesh of sheep used as food.

Lambnoun

The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.

Muttonnoun

(archaic) A sheep.

Lambnoun

(figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.

Muttonnoun

Em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.

Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person.

Muttonnoun

A prostitute.

Lambnoun

One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.

Muttonnoun

(historical) An old Anglo-French gold coin impressed with the image of a lamb.

Lambverb

(intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.

Muttonadjective

(Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.

Lambverb

To assist (sheep) to give birth.

‘The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.’;

Muttonnoun

A sheep.

‘Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.’; ‘Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.’;

Lambnoun

The young of the sheep.

Muttonnoun

The flesh of a sheep.

‘The fat of roasted mutton or beef.’;

Lambnoun

Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.

Muttonnoun

A loose woman; a prostitute.

‘I willingly return to my muttons.’;

Lambnoun

A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.

‘The twelve apostles of the Lamb.’; ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.’;

Muttonnoun

meat from a mature domestic sheep

Lambverb

To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.

Muttonnoun

the square of a body of any size of type

Lambnoun

young sheep

Lambnoun

English essayist (1775-1834)

Lambnoun

a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

Lambnoun

a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

Lambnoun

the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

Lambverb

give birth to a lamb;

‘the ewe lambed’;

Lambnoun

a young sheep.

Lambnoun

the flesh of a lamb as food

‘we had roast lamb for supper’; ‘lamb chops’;

Lambnoun

used figuratively as a symbol of meekness or innocence

‘he accepted her decision like a lamb’;

Lambnoun

used to describe or address someone regarded with affection or pity, especially a young child

‘the poor lamb is very upset’;

Lambverb

(of a ewe) give birth to lambs

‘Shetland sheep lamb very easily’;

Lambverb

tend (ewes) at lambing time

‘I lambed a flock of 30 ewes for a neighbour’;

Lambverb

encourage someone to squander their money, especially on alcohol

‘Pitt had been lambed down at the Pig and Whistle’;

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