[muhn-duhng-guh s]

noun Archaic.

malodorous tobacco.

Origin of mundungus

1630–40; Latinized variant of Spanish mondongo tripe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for mundungus

"tobacco with an offensive odor," 1640s, from Spanish mondongo "paunch, tripe, intestines," related to modejo "paunch, belly (of a pig)."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper