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Lamb

Lamb
1. (Science: zoology) 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, the Jesus christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb. The twelve apostles of the lamb. (rev. Xxi. 14) Behold the lamb of god, which taketh away the sin of the world. (john i.
(Science: botany) lambs lettuce, an annual plant with small obovate leaves (Valerianella olitoria), often used as a salad; corn salad.
Origin: as. Lamb; akin to D. & dan. Lam, g. & Sw. Lamm, os, goth, & Icel. Lamb.


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