Jewish History. a lamb slaughtered and eaten on the eve of the first day of Passover. Ex. 12:3–11.
2. (initial capital letters) Christ
3. (initial capital letters)
any of several symbolic representations of Christ
, as the Agnus Dei.
(initial capital letters) . Also called Holy Lamb. Heraldry. a representation of a lamb passant having around its head a nimbus and supporting on the dexter shoulder a crosslike staff bearing a flag argent charged with a cross gules.
1400–50; late Middle English