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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lamb \Lamb\, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zool.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]