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loblolly

[lob-lol-ee] /ˈlɒbˌlɒl i/
noun, plural loblollies.
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
2.
a thick gruel.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; compare dial. (Yorkshire) lob (of porridge) to bubble while boiling; second element, as in lobscouse, is obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for lob-lolly

loblolly

/ˈlɒbˌlɒlɪ/
noun (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.
(US, dialect) a mire; mudhole
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from dialect lob to boil + obsolete dialect lolly thick soup
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Word Origin and History for lob-lolly

loblolly

n.

"thick gruel," 1590s, probably from lob, imitative of bubbling and boiling + lolly, obsolete Devonshire dialect word for "broth, soup, food boiled in a pot."

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