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Lamb (?), n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo&ö;l.) The young of the sheep.
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2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
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3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.
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Lamb of God, The Lamb (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb.
[1913 Webster]The twelve apostles of the Lamb. Rev. xxi. 14.
[1913 Webster]Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John i. 29.-- Lamb's lettuce (Bot.), an annual plant with small obovate leaves (Valerianella olitoria), often used as a salad; corn salad. [Written also lamb lettuce.] -- Lamb's tongue, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit, for making curved grooves. Knight. -- Lamb's wool. (a) The wool of a lamb. (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.] Goldsmith.

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Lamb (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lambed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lambing.] To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.
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