Mutton fish
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]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutton bird — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutton chop — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutton fist — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mutton monger — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mutton (disambiguation) — Mutton usually refers to sheepmeat. Mutton may also refer to: Goat meat, used interchangeably with mutton in some Asian and Indian cooking Mutton quad , or em quad , a space of 1 em width in typography People Guy Mutton (born 1976), an Australian …   Wikipedia

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