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    Lamb, mutton, and hogget (New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep. The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than 1 year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. Mutton is meat which is harvested from a mature sheep, so it tends to be tough, with a more complex flavor than lamb, meat from younger sheep. Many parts of the world use mutton in their cuisine extensively; the Middle East, for example, is home to many famous mutton recipes.