mucilage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mucilage (viscous substance found in vegetable material), from Late Latin mucilago (musty or moldy juice). See Greek μούχλα (moúchla, mold), and related derivatives, for example mushroom, from *meus- (mosses, mold, mildew).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmjuː.sɪ.lɪdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmju.sɪ.lɪdʒ/, /ˈmju.sə.lɪdʒ/
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Noun[edit]

mucilage (usually uncountable, plural mucilages)

  1. A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.
    • 1821, Friedrich Accum, A Treatise on the Art of Brewing, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, page 5:
      Malt liquors [] are distinguished from wine, chiefly by the larger quantity of mucilage and saccharine matter []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mucilago

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Noun[edit]

mucilage m (usually uncountable, plural mucilages)

  1. mucilage

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