Origin of mucilage
Examples from the Web for mucilage
The quantity of mucilage which it contains precludes it from the use of dyers; but, as it furnishes nearly 50 per cent.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Like most plants of the order it abounds in mucilage, and hence forms a favourite domestic remedy for colds and sore throats.
He wrote it himself on post office paper, and when he had covered one piece, he called for mucilage with which to add a second.Walt Whitman in Mickle Street|Elizabeth Leavitt Keller
He had just moistened the mucilage when there came a ring at the bell.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
From the wardrobe of the actress that she was, she snatched at an oleaginous mask and with the mucilage of it smiled at him.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for mucilage
Word Origin for mucilage
Word Origin and History for mucilage
late 14c., mussillage, "viscous substance found in vegetable material," from Old French mucilage (14c.), from Late Latin mucilago "musty or moldy juice" (4c.), from Latin mucere "be musty or moldy," from mucus "mucus" (see mucus). Meaning "adhesive" is first attested 1859.