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Definition of "mutton" [mut•ton]

  • The flesh of fully grown sheep. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mutton" in a sentence
  • "The term mutton is usually applied to the flesh of a sheep that is 1 year or more old, while lamb is the flesh of sheep under 1 year of age."
  • "Soon a Troll insider (believed to be a tapeworm) was blabbing to one of Potya's notorious "purple-topped" tabloids that the forward from the land where mutton is king had been sucking up so much helium, "sometimes we have to fetch him down from the ceiling using a boat hook"."
  • ""We rode out from gay Mana and continued the gay progress — down the lava trails to Kiholo to the swimming and the fishing and the feasting and the sleeping in the warm sand under the palms; and up to Puuwaawaa, and more pig-sticking, and roping and driving, and wild mutton from the upper pasture-lands; and on through Kona, now mauka""