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paschal lamb

noun
1.
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.
4.
(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.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for paschal-lamb

Paschal Lamb

noun
1.
(sometimes not capitals) (Old Testament) the lamb killed and eaten on the first day of the Passover
2.
Christ regarded as this sacrifice
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