Loblolly boy
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 boy — A loblolly boy in 18th and 19th century warships was essentially a non professional assistant to the ship s surgeon. The hero of Tobias Smollett s novel The Adventures of Roderick Random, the first novel to describe Royal Navy life in detail, was …   Wikipedia

  • loblolly boy — noun archaic : a surgeon s attendant on shipboard * * * Obs. an assistant to the surgeon on board a ship. [1740 50] * * * loblolly boy, Obsolete. the assistant of a ship s surgeon. ╂[probably < loblolly thick gruel or stew] …   Useful english dictionary

  • loblolly-boy — lobˈlolly boy noun (obsolete) A ship surgeon s attendant • • • Main Entry: ↑loblolly …   Useful english dictionary

  • loblolly boy — Obs. an assistant to the surgeon on board a ship. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • loblolly boy — noun in 18th and 19th century warships, a non professional assistant to the ships surgeon …   Wiktionary

  • loblolly boy — n. surgeon s medical assistant on board a ship (formerly) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loblolly bay — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loblolly pine — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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