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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mutton \Mut"ton\, noun [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. Sidney.

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} (Zool.), 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} (Zool.), 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]

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mutton

noun

1: meat from a mature domestic sheep [syn: {mouton}, {mutton}]


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