from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sticky substance used as an adhesive.
- n. A gummy substance obtained from certain plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.
- n. An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; a glue; a liquid adhesive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Moldi-ness; mustiness; rottenness; a slimy mass.
- n. Gum extracted from the seeds, roots, and bark of plants.
- n. In chem., the general name of a group of carbohydrates, having the formula C6H10O5n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
- n. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
Middle English muscilage, gelatinous plant substance, from Old French mucilage, from Late Latin mūcilāgō, mūcilāgin-, from Latin mūcēre, to be musty, from mūcus, mucus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)