- South Midland and Southern U.S. a mire; mudhole.
- a thick gruel.
Origin of loblolly
Related Words for loblollyoatmeal, gruel, polenta, mush, grout, frumenty, loblolly, pottage, burgoo, crowdie, samp
Examples from the Web for loblolly
Historical Examples of loblolly
The tree was the frankincense, or loblolly pine (Pinus toeda).The Quadroon
It is small for long-leaf and white pine and great for loblolly and Norway pines.Seasoning of Wood
Joseph B. Wagner
The amount of loblolly pine timber in this country is not known.
Two crops of loblolly sawlogs can be harvested in that time.
Loblolly boy, a derisive term for a surgeons mate in the navy.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
- a southern US pine tree, Pinus taeda, with bright red-brown bark, green needle-like leaves, and reddish-brown cones
- nautical a thick gruel
- US dialect a mire; mudhole
Word Origin for loblolly
"thick gruel," 1590s, probably from lob, imitative of bubbling and boiling + lolly, obsolete Devonshire dialect word for "broth, soup, food boiled in a pot."