slumgullion

slumgullion

[sluhm-guhl-yuhn, sluhm-guhl-]
noun
1.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
2.
a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
3.
the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
4.
a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; compare Scots, Hiberno-English gullion quagmire, cesspool

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slumgullion (slʌmˈɡʌljən, ˈslʌmˌɡʌl-)
 
n
1.  slang an inexpensive stew
2.  offal, esp the refuse from whale blubber
3.  a reddish mud deposited in mine sluices
 
[C19: from slum in US sense slime + gullion, perhaps variant of cullion testicles]

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