noun, plural loblollies.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
a thick gruel.

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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"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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Example sentences
Maybe the best native species will be loblolly pine, oak and tulip-poplar.
He was sweating through his shirt by the time he reached a thin stand of bramble-infested loblolly edging the field.
The early research program addressed thinning and fire management in loblolly pine stands.
Loblolly is the principal commercial pine of the southeast because it grows well on a variety of sites.
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