Monday, February 2, 2009

Mucilaginous

Inspired by Caitlin M.'s Suggestion

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or secreting mucilage
2. of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid

Examples:
"Marshmallows were historically made from the mucilaginous root of a plant."
"Babies are cute until they give you a mucilaginous surprise."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"early 15c., 'viscous, sticky,' from Medieval Latin muscilaginosus, from Late Latin mucilaginosus, from mucillago (see mucilage)."

Awkwardness rating: 6

A marshmallow getting back to its mucilaginous roots. (dirtygourment.com)

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