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  1. sheepskin that has been processed to resemble another fur, especially seal or beaver.
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Origin of mouton

1940–45; < French: sheep, sheepskin; see mutton1
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Examples from the Web for mouton

Historical Examples

  • However, it was the sight of Mouton that chiefly decided him.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

  • As for your female readers, they will prefer Mouton even to you.

    Olla Podrida

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • Their presence some hours earlier would have been uncomfortable for Mouton.

  • It was for this that Green and Mouton and other gallant spirits fell!

  • If Mouton comes here you will be sacrificed—you and all the Union men.

British Dictionary definitions for mouton


  1. sheepskin processed to resemble the fur of another animal, esp beaver or seal
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Word Origin

from French: sheep. See mutton
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