slumgullion

[sluhm-guhl-yuh n, sluhm-guhl-]
noun
  1. a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
  2. a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
  3. the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
  4. a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.

Origin of slumgullion

1840–50, Americanism; compare Scots, Hiberno-English gullion quagmire, cesspool
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slumgullion

noun US and Canadian
  1. slang an inexpensive stew
  2. offal, esp the refuse from whale blubber
  3. a reddish mud deposited in mine sluices

Word Origin for slumgullion

C19: from slum in US sense slime + gullion, perhaps variant of cullion testicles
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