lob lolly

loblolly

[lob-lol-ee]
noun, plural loblollies.
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
2.
a thick gruel.

Origin:
1590–1600; compare dial. (Yorkshire) lob (of porridge) to bubble while boiling; second element, as in lobscouse, is obscure

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loblolly (ˈlɒbˌlɒlɪ)
 
n , pl -lies
1.  a southern US pine tree, Pinus taeda, with bright red-brown bark, green needle-like leaves, and reddish-brown cones
2.  nautical a thick gruel
3.  dialect (US) a mire; mudhole
 
[C16: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + obsolete dialect lolly thick soup]

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loblolly
"thick gruel," 1597, probably from lob, onomatopoeic of bubbling and boiling + lolly, obs. Devonshire dial. for "broth, soup, food boiled in a pot."
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