Cordia alba
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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