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Syllabification: mou·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞oˌtän, mo͞oˈtän

Definition of mouton in English:


Sheepskin cut and dyed to resemble beaver fur or sealskin.
Example sentences
  • There are also some brilliant-looking mouton and coyote-leather/fur boots.
  • My mom had a mouton fur coat that was put away in the attic.
  • I can make a parka, mouton mittens, and sew a fur ruff to finish it all off.


mid 20th century: from French, literally 'sheep'.

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