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Lamb Definition

Standard Definition

[n] young sheep
[n] the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
[n] a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
[n] a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)
[n] English essayist (1775-1834)
[v] give birth to a lamb, of ewes

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Charles Lamb, dear, Elia

Misc. Definitions

\Lamb\ (l[a^]m), n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of the sheep.
2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized. {Lamb of God}, {The Lamb} (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb. The twelve apostles of the Lamb. --Rev. xxi. 1
4. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John i. 2
9. {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.
\Lamb\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lambed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lambing}.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.

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