Lamb and Mutton

Lamb

Lamb, mutton, and hogget (UK, New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than one year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton.

lamb n 1: young sheep 2: English essayist (1775-1834) [syn: {Charles Lamb}, {Elia}] 3: a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters) 4: a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child) [syn: {dear}] 5: the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food v : give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "lamb": agneau, angel, babe, baby, baby-doll, bairn, bellwether, birdling, breast of lamb, buttercup, calf, catling, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chickling, chicky, child, child of nature, chit, colt, cub, darling, dear, deary, dogie, doll, dove, duck, duckling, dupe, ewe, ewe lamb, fawn, fledgling, foal, fryer, gigot, gosling, hick, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, infant, ingenue, innocent, jambe de mouton, jumbuck, kid, kit, kitten, lambkin, leg of lamb, leg of mutton, litter, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, lout, love, lover, mere child, mite, mouton, mutton, nest, nestling, newborn babe, nipper, noble savage, oaf, offspring, peewee, pet, petkins, piglet, pigling, polliwog, precious, precious heart, pullet, pup, puppy, ram, rube, saddle of mutton, shaver, sheep, shoat, simple soul, snookums, sugar, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, tad, tadpole, teg, tot, tup, unsophisticate, weaner, wee tot, wether, whelp, yeanling, yokel

Lamb \Lamb\, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized. [1913 Webster] {Lamb of God}, {The Lamb} (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb. [1913 Webster] The twelve apostles of the Lamb. --Rev. xxi. 14. [1913 Webster] Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John i. 29. {Lamb's lettuce} (Bot.), an annual plant with small obovate leaves ({Valerianella olitoria}), often used as a salad; corn salad. [Written also {lamb lettuce}.] {Lamb's tongue}, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit, for making curved grooves. --Knight. {Lamb's wool}. (a) The wool of a lamb. (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

Lamb \Lamb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lambed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lambing}.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep. [1913 Webster]

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Lamb (1.) Heb. kebes, a male lamb from the first to the third year. Offered daily at the morning and the evening sacrifice (Ex. 29:38-42), on the Sabbath day (Num. 28:9), at the feast of the New Moon (28:11), of Trumpets (29:2), of Tabernacles (13-40), of Pentecost (Lev. 23:18-20), and of the Passover (Ex. 12:5), and on many other occasions (1 Chr. 29:21; 2 Chr. 29:21; Lev. 9:3; 14:10-25). (2.) Heb. taleh, a young sucking lamb (1 Sam. 7:9; Isa. 65:25). In the symbolical language of Scripture the lamb is the type of meekness and innocence (Isa. 11:6; 65:25; Luke 10:3; John 21:15). The lamb was a symbol of Christ (Gen. 4:4; Ex. 12:3; 29:38; Isa. 16:1; 53:7; John 1:36; Rev. 13:8). Christ is called the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), as the great sacrifice of which the former sacrifices were only types (Num. 6:12; Lev. 14:12-17; Isa. 53:7; 1 Cor. 5:7).

Mutton

Lamb, mutton, and hogget (UK, New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than one year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton.

mutton n 1: meat from a mature domestic sheep [syn: {mouton}] 2: the square of a body of any size of type [syn: {em}, {mut}]

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "mutton": 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

Mutton \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. [1913 Webster] Not so much ground as will feed a mutton. --Sir H. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. The flesh of a sheep. [1913 Webster] The fat of roasted mutton or beef. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. A loose woman; a prostitute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {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 {Eelpout}. {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] [1913 Webster] I willingly return to my muttons. --H. R. Haweis. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • lamb: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • lamb: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • lamb: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • lamb: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • lamb: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)
  • lamb: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
  • mutton: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • mutton: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • mutton: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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