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American English: /læm/
British English: /lam/

Translation of lamb in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable (young sheep)
    (over one year old)
    he just stood there like a lamb
    se quedó allí como atontado
    she took it like a lamb
    se lo tomó muy mansamente
    the Lamb of God (Religion)
    el Cordero de Dios
    like a lamb to the slaughter
    como cordero que llevan al matadero
    Example sentences
    • More than 90% of the sheep were marked as lambs, and all rams were individually identifiable.
    • We are told that dogs are presently loose in the fields at night, and are a danger to the sheep and their young lambs.
    • A farmer has lost all his sheep, 300 lambs among them, shot by young men from Her Majesty's Armed Forces, whose sergeant had been reduced to hidden tears.
    1.2 uncountable (Cookery)
    Example sentences
    • Grilled steak, pork roast, sautéed lamb chops, or roast chicken would make a perfect pairing.
    • Main courses included roast beef, lamb and pork from the carvery, steak and kidney pie, poached chicken with mushroom and asparagus sauce and vegetable lasagne.
    • You need best end of neck lamb chops but don't over-trim them; leave a little fat on for flavour.
    1.3 countable (as term of endearment) See examples:be a lamb and …
    sé bueno y …
    the poor lamb's exhausted
    el pobrecito está rendido

intransitive verb

  • (ewe)
    Example sentences
    • With ewes lambing now, lambs for slaughter are in short supply.
    • The RSPCA was the first agency to begin making a real difference to animal welfare problems when it became clear that thousands of ewes were lambing in appalling conditions, because of movement restrictions.
    • If the first few ewes lamb with poor milk supply - seek help and take action.

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