Lamb's wool
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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  • lamb's wool — noun 1. a. : the soft elastic wool shorn from lambs seven or eight months old b. : the superior woolen woven from lamb s wool 2. : a sugared and spiced hot ale beverage containing the pulp of roasted apples * * * 1. a soft, virgin wool possessing …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's wool — high quality wool taken from young sheep; fabric made from lamb s wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lamb's wool — Wassail Was sail, n. [AS. wes h[=a]l (or an equivalent form in another dialect) be in health, which was the form of drinking a health. The form wes is imperative. See {Was}, and {Whole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An ancient expression of good wishes on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb's wool — 1. a soft, virgin wool possessing superior spinning qualities, shorn from a seven month old lamb. 2. a fabric made from this wool. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's wool — /ˈlæmz wʊl/ (say lamz wool) noun a soft, fluffy wool, with superior spinning qualities, shorn from a lamb of seven months …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamb’s wool —  Not lambswool …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • lamb's-wool — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's-wool sponge — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : wool sponge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamb's lettuce — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamb's tongue — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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