mutton/sheep

bamboo--tw

Senior Member
ROC/Mandarin
We have roast mutton/sheep for dinner.


Hi,

Do both "mutton" and "sheep" or "sheep meat" fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.
 
  • nzfauna

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    No, we would not refer to roast sheep meat.

    Note the difference between roast mutton and roast lamb.

    Mutton is meat from an adult sheep.

    Lamb is meat from a lamb.
     

    Mark1978

    Senior Member
    English
    But you never see mutton for sale in the UK, it is always lamb. (Even if technically it should be mutton)
     
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