mutton

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mut•ton1 /ˈmʌtən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Foodthe flesh of a mature sheep, used as food.
mut•ton•y, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mut•ton1  (mutn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Foodthe flesh of sheep, esp. full-grown or more mature sheep, used as food.
mutton•y, adj. 
  • Celtic; compare Middle Irish molt, Welsh mollt, Breton maout wether
  • Old French
  • Middle English moton sheep 1250–1300

mut•ton2  (mutn),USA pronunciation n. [Print.]
  1. Printingem (def. 2). Also called  mut. 
  • code term, coined to differentiate the pronunciation of em quad from en quad 1935–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mutton /ˈmʌtən/ n
  1. the flesh of sheep, esp of mature sheep, used as food
  2. mutton dressed as lamban older woman dressed up to look young
Etymology: 13th Century moton sheep, from Old French, from Medieval Latin multō, of Celtic origin; the term was adopted in printing to distinguish the pronunciation of em quad from en quad

ˈmuttony adj
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