A young sheep, generally between 5 to 12 months of age. Lamb meat is lean with a distinctive flavor. Although it is eaten much less often than beef in the U.S., lamb is the meat of choice in many parts of the world, both for everyday meals and holiday feasts. In years past, some lambs were referred to as "spring lambs", referencing lambs born in the spring and denoting meat of higher quality. Today, however, this term is seldom used, since high quality lambs are born and raised throughout the year.
Featured on: 1/28/2013