Loblolly
Loblolly Lob"lol`ly, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Gruel; porridge; -- so called among seamen. [1913 Webster]

{Loblolly bay} (Bot.), an elegant white-flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, of the genus {Gordonia} ({Gordonia Lasianthus}), growing in the maritime parts of the Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in tanning. Also, a similar West Indian tree ({Laplacea h[ae]matoxylon}).

{Loblolly boy}, a surgeon's attendant on shipboard. --Smollett.

{Loblolly pine} (Bot.), a kind of pitch pine found from Delaware southward along the coast; old field pine ({Pinus T[ae]da}). Also, {Pinus Bahamensis}, of the West Indies.

{Loblolly tree} (Bot.), a name of several West Indian trees, having more or less leathery foliage, but alike in no other respect; as {Pisonia subcordata}, {Cordia alba}, and {Cupania glabra}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Loblolly — can refer to: *Loblolly Pine ( Pinus taeda ), a tree *Loblolly bay ( Gordonia lasianthus ), a tree *Loblolly boy, an assistant to a ship s surgeon *Loblolly Stable, a horse breeding and racing stable in Arkansas, USA *Loblolly Band, an L.A. born… …   Wikipedia

  • loblolly — [läb′läl΄ē] n. pl. loblollies [16th c., prob. < dial. lob, to bubble, boil + dial. lolly, broth, soup] 1. Dial. a thick gruel ☆ 2. Dial. a mudhole; muddy puddle 3. a) a common pine (Pinus taeda) of the SE U.S., having long needles borne in… …   English World dictionary

  • loblolly — thick gruel, 1590s, probably from lob, onomatopoeic of bubbling and boiling + lolly, obsolete Devonshire dialect word for broth, soup, food boiled in a pot …   Etymology dictionary

  • loblolly — lob·lol·ly (lŏb’lŏl′ē) n. pl. lob·lol·lies 1) Chiefly Southern US A mudhole; a mire. 2) The loblolly pine. ╂ [Perhaps dialectal lob, to bubble + lolly, broth.] Word History: In some regional dialects of the American South, the term loblolly is… …   Word Histories

  • loblolly — noun (plural lies) Etymology: probably from English dialect lob to boil + obsolete English dialect lolly broth Date: 1597 1. dialect a. a thick gruel b. mire, mudhole 2. dialect lout …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loblolly — /ˈlɒbˌlɒli/ (say lob.lolee) noun (plural loblollies) 1. Nautical a thick gruel. 2. Also, loblolly pine. a. a pine, Pinus taeda, of the southern US. b. the wood of this tree. {probably from dialect lob sup noisily + lolly gruel} …   Australian English dictionary

  • loblolly — /lob lol ee/, n., pl. loblollies. 1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole. 2. a thick gruel. [1590 1600; cf. dial. (Yorkshire) lob (of porridge) to bubble while boiling; second element, as in LOBSCOUSE, is obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • loblolly — noun a) Gruel. he and Narcissa paddled and splashed with tucked up garments and muddy bottoms, after the crudest of whittled boats, or made loblollies by treading and treading in one spot with the intense oblivion of alchemists. b) A mudhole …   Wiktionary

  • loblolly — n. mud puddle, mudhole; brute, savage person; variety of evergreen tree native to the southern United States …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loblolly — n. Water gruel, burgoo, burgout …   New dictionary of synonyms

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