Lamb
Lamb Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster]

3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized. [1913 Webster]

{Lamb of God}, {The Lamb} (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb. [1913 Webster]

The twelve apostles of the Lamb. --Rev. xxi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John i. 29.

{Lamb's lettuce} (Bot.), an annual plant with small obovate leaves ({Valerianella olitoria}), often used as a salad; corn salad. [Written also {lamb lettuce}.]

{Lamb's tongue}, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit, for making curved grooves. --Knight.

{Lamb's wool}. (a) The wool of a lamb. (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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