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English noun: lamb

1. lamb (animal) young sheep

Broader (hypernym)young mammal

Narrower (hyponym)baa-lamb, hog, hogg, hogget, lambkin, Persian lamb, teg

Member meronymgenus Ovis, Ovis

2. Lamb (person) English essayist (1775-1834)

SynonymsCharles Lamb, Elia

Instance hypernymessayist, litterateur

3. lamb (person) a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters)

Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

4. lamb (person) a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)


Broader (hypernym)inexperienced person, innocent

5. lamb (food) the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food

Broader (hypernym)meat

Part holonymcut of lamb, loin of lamb

Part meronymdomestic sheep, Ovis aries

English verb: lamb

1. lamb (body) give birth to a lamb

SamplesThe ewe lambed.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have

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