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Definition of lamb noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a young sheep
  2. 2[uncountable] meat from a young sheep a leg of lamb lamb chops compare mutton
  3. 3[countable] (informal) used to describe or address someone with affection or sadness You poor lamb!
  4. Idioms
    (like) a lamb/lambs to the slaughter
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    used to describe people who are going to do something dangerous without realizing it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lamb