slumgullion

[ sluhm-guhl-yuh n, sluhm-guhl- ]
/ slʌmˈgʌl yən, ˈslʌmˌgʌl- /
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noun

a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.

Nearby words

  1. slumberous,
  2. slumberously,
  3. slumbershade,
  4. slumbery,
  5. slumdweller,
  6. slumism,
  7. slumlord,
  8. slummy,
  9. slump,
  10. slump test

Origin of slumgullion

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

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British Dictionary definitions for slumgullion

slumgullion

/ (slʌmˈɡʌljən, ˈslʌmˌɡʌl-) /

noun US and Canadian

slang an inexpensive stew
offal, esp the refuse from whale blubber
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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