Loblolly tree
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 tree — noun : a West Indian or tropical American tree having more or less leathery leaves (as Pisonia subcordata, Cordia alba, Cupania glabra) * * * loblolly tree noun A name for several American leathery leaved trees • • • Main Entry: ↑loblolly …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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

  • Loblolly-bay — or Gordonia lasianthus is a member of the Tea or Theaceae family.Taxobox name = Gordonia lasianthus image width = 250px image caption = Gordonia lasianthus flower regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 bay — ☆ loblolly bay n. an evergreen tree (Gordonia lasianthus) of the tea family, found in the SE U.S. and having large, white, fragrant flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Loblolly Pine — Taxobox name = Loblolly Pine status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 240px image caption = Trees at Richmond National Battlefield Park regnum = Plantae Phylum = Pinophyta classis = Pinopsida ordo = Pinales familia = Pinaceae genus …   Wikipedia

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