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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Definitions for loblolly

  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
  2. a thick gruel.

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Citations for loblolly
...all we had was slosh, mud, loblolly and, in general, a spring mess. Randall Beth Platt, The Four Arrows Fe-As-Ko, 1991
He wallowed like a hog in a loblolly. Lewis Nordan, The Sharpshooter Blues, 1995
Origin of loblolly
1590-1600
Loblolly is thought to be onomatopoeic, perhaps mimicking the sound of porridge or stew bubbling and boiling.
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