Muttony \Mut"ton*y\, a. Like mutton; having a flavor of mutton. [1913 Webster]

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  • muttony — ˈmət(ə)nē, ni adjective 1. : suggesting mutton a muttony taste 2. a. of a sheep : having conformation suitable for production of meat b. of lamb meat : coarse in texture and flavor …   Useful english dictionary

  • muttony — adjective see mutton …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muttony — mÊŒtnɪ adj. resembling sheep meat, having the flavor of mutton …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muttony — mut·tony …   English syllables

  • mutton — noun Etymology: Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether Date: 13th century the flesh of a mature sheep used for food • muttony adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Marco Polo sheep — Engraving of a Marco Polo sheep, c. 1883 Conse …   Wikipedia

  • mutton — mutton1 muttony, adj. /mut n/, n. the flesh of sheep, esp. full grown or more mature sheep, used as food. [1250 1300; ME moton sheep < OF < Celtic; cf. MIr molt, Welsh mollt, Breton maout wether] mutton2 /mut n/, n. Print. em (def. 2). Also… …   Universalium

  • mutton — noun the flesh of mature sheep used as food. Phrases mutton dressed as lamb Brit. informal, derogatory a middle aged or old woman dressed in a style suitable for a much younger woman. Derivatives muttony adjective Origin ME: from OFr. moton, from …   English new terms dictionary

  • mutton — /ˈmʌtn / (say mutn) noun 1. the flesh of sheep, used as food. 2. the flesh of the well grown or more mature sheep, as distinguished from lamb and hogget. 3. Obsolete the flesh of goat, used as a food. 4. Colloquial the penis. –phrase 5. mutton… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mutton — [mut′ n] n. [ME moton < OFr, a ram < ML * multo, sheep, of Celt orig. as in Welsh mollt, Ir molt] 1. the flesh of a sheep, esp. a grown sheep, used as food 2. Rare a sheep muttony adj …   English World dictionary

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