Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday October 1, 2013
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
2. a thick gruel.
...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
Loblolly is thought to be onomatopoeic, perhaps mimicking the sound of porridge or stew bubbling and boiling.