Mucilaginousness
Mucilaginous Mu`ci*lag"i*nous, a. [Cf. F. mucilagineux. See {Mucilage}.] 1. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid. [1913 Webster]

2. Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands. [1913 Webster]

3. Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants. -- {Mu`ci*lag"i*nous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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