[ sluhm-guhl-yuhn, sluhm-guhl- ]
/ slʌmˈgʌl yən, ˈslʌmˌgʌl- /
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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.



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Origin of slumgullion

1840–50, Americanism; compare Scots, Hiberno-English gullion quagmire, cesspool
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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