Crossword clues for mutton
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
A sheep. [Obs.]
Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.
--Sir H. Sidney.
Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.
The flesh of a sheep.
The fat of roasted mutton or beef.
A loose woman; a prostitute. [Obs.]
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.]
Mutton monger, a pimp. [Low & Obs.]
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]
I willingly return to my muttons.
--H. R. Haweis.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"flesh of sheep used as food," late 13c., from Old French moton "mutton; ram, wether, sheep" (12c., Modern French mouton), from Medieval Latin multonem (8c.), probably from Gallo-Roman *multo-s, accusative of Celtic *multo "sheep" (cognates: Old Irish molt "wether," Mid-Breton mout, Welsh mollt); the same word also was borrowed into Italian as montone "a sheep." Transferred slang sense of "food for lust, loose women, prostitutes" (1510s) led to extensive British slang uses down to the present day for woman variously regarded as seeking lovers or as lust objects. Mutton chop is from 1720; as a style of side whiskers, from 1865.
a. (context Cockney rhyming slang English) deaf. n. 1 The flesh of sheep used as food. 2 (context typography slang English) em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use. 3 (context obsolete English) A prostitute.
Mutton usually refers to sheep meat.
Mutton may also refer to:
- Mutton, a 2012 novel by India Knight
- Muttonbirding, the seasonal harvesting of the chicks of petrels for food, oil and feathers
- Mutton Bird Island, an irregularly shaped island in south-eastern Australia
- Mutton Brook, a stream that runs between East Finchley and Hendon in the Borough of Barnet, London, England
- Mutton busting, an event for children held at rodeos similar to bronc riding
- Mutton chops (sideburns), patches of facial hair grown on the sides of the face
- "Mutton quad" ( em quad), a space of 1 em width in typography
- Mutton snapper, a species of fish
- "Mutton" used interchangeably with " goat meat" in some Asian and Indian cooking
- The Mutton Birds, a band from New Zealand
Mutton is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Brice Mutton (1890–1949), Australian politician
- Guy Mutton (born 1976), Australian singer
- John Mutton (born 1947), English politician
- Kirby Mutton (born 1984), Australian netball player
- Lerryn Mutton (1924–2015), Australian politician and son of Brice Mutton
- Les Mutton, character in the television series Zeroman
Usage examples of "mutton".
It was a little amusing to me that I could speak with some authority to skilled and experienced agriculturists, who felt our rivalry at Mark lane, but who did not dream that with the third great move of Australia towards the markets of the world through cold storage we could send beef, mutton, lamb, poultry, eggs, and all kinds of fruit to the consumers of Europe, and especially of England and its metropolis.
So inventing by the light of inner consciousness alone, he worked up tiny doses of the grey ambergris into mutton fat, coloured it faintly pink with cochineal insects he caught on the prickly pear hedges, added a little crude borax as a preservative, and so produced a cosmetic that was no better and little worse than the thousand other nostrums of its kind in daily use elsewhere.
Jenna got back, Mac Ard was sitting at the table with a plate of boiled potatoes, mutton, and bread, and a mug of tea in front of him.
The succulent aroma of barbecuing pork wafted through the chill spring air, and fragrant clouds of hickory smoke rose from the fires near the smithy, where haunches of venison, sides of mutton, and broiled fowl in their dozens turned on spits.
Rice, Currants, Sugar, Prunes, Cynamon, Ginger, Pepper, Cloves, Green Ginger, Oil, Butter, Holland cheese or old Cheese, Wine-Vinegar, Canarie-Sack, Aqua-vitae, the best Wines, the best Waters, the juyce of Limons for the scurvy, white Bisket, Oatmeal, Gammons of Bacons, dried Neats tongues, Beef packed up in Vineger, Legs of Mutton minced and stewed, and close packed up, with tried Sewet or Butter in earthen Pots.
Wines, the best Waters, the juyce of Limons for the scurvy, white Bisket, Oatmeal, Gammons of Bacons, dried Neats tongues, Beef packed up in Vineger, Legs of Mutton minced and stewed, and close packed up, with tried Sewet or Butter in earthen Pots.
Clovelly herrings and Torridge salmon, Exmoor mutton and Stow venison, stubble geese and woodcocks, curlew and snipe, hams of Hampshire, chitterlings of Taunton, and botargos of Cadiz, such as Pantagruel himself might have devoured.
Nathaniel Cadman called for stewed mutton, and goose, and woodcocks, while all around him these coxcombs took out their tobacco-boxes and spat upon the rushes.
We had reached the shore, warm, welcoming lights glowed from the dahabeeyah and the aroma of roasting mutton wafted to our nostrils.
When gathered and eaten with boiled mutton, after having been first separately boiled, it makes an excellent vegetable, if picked as it approaches the flowering state.
On it were four sirloins, six chicken fricassees, stewed veal, three legs of mutton, and in the middle a fine roast suckling pig, flanked by four chitterlings with sorrel.
That any gigot of mutton, exquisite though much of the five-year-old blackfaced must assuredly be, can, with any rational hopes of success, contend against a haunch of venison, will be asserted by no devout lover of truth.
There was kavage and fry bread and mutton stew with gurt melted over the tops of the bowls.
Eight people stared at one another over the baskets of potato bread, over the decanters of haoma, over the silver platter of roast mutton and the bowls of bread pudding.
Along with the muscular coffee and the shortbread, Hurks produced a packet of dried, leathery mutton that Michael found tasty, but Chesna and Lazaris had difficulty swallowing.