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Named for a sticky substance in Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949), children's story.


oobleck (uncountable)

  1. A mixture of cornstarch and water with unusual physical properties.
    • 1995, Nancy Lee Cecil, The Art of Inquiry: Questioning Strategies for K-6 Classrooms
      How many people found that the oobleck was different from the flour?
    • 1998, Kathy Charner, The Giant Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
      Pour the oobleck into a water table or into plastic tubs to place on tables.
    • 2002, Joe Schwarcz, That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles
      I know from personal experience that it's not fun to be covered with oobleck.

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