Sarcocol
Sarcocol Sar"co*col, Sarcocolla Sar`co*col"la, n. [L. sarcocolla, from Gr. ?; sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + ? glue: cf. F. sarcocolle.] A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa ({Pen[ae]a}), -- formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and ulcers. [1913 Webster]

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  • sarcocol — sar·co·col …   English syllables

  • sarcocol — ˈsärkəˌkäl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sarcocolla : sarcocolla 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sarcocol·la — sar|co|col|·la Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Sarcocolla — Sarcocol Sar co*col, Sarcocolla Sar co*col la, n. [L. sarcocolla, from Gr. ?; sa rx, sa rkos, flesh + ? glue: cf. F. sarcocolle.] A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa ({Pen[ae]a}), formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mummy — English has two words mummy. The one meaning ‘mother’ [19], although not recorded in print until comparatively recently, is one of a range of colloquial ‘mother’ words, such as mama and mammy, that go back ultimately to the syllable ma, imitative …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • mummy — English has two words mummy. The one meaning ‘mother’ [19], although not recorded in print until comparatively recently, is one of a range of colloquial ‘mother’ words, such as mama and mammy, that go back ultimately to the syllable ma, imitative …   Word origins

  • -coll — ˌkäl noun combining form ( s) Etymology: Middle English col (in sarcocol), from Latin colla, from Greek kolla, from kolla : glue …   Useful english dictionary

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