"loblolly pine"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Sep 3 12:12:40 UTC 2008


At 9/2/2008 11:32 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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>I know a word, "loblolly," but I can't see how it could connect to
>"loblolly pine.' What does your word, "loblolly," mean?

Several things:
1. a. Thick gruel or spoon-meat, freq. referred
to as a rustic or nautical dish or simple
medicinal remedy; burgoo. {dag}Hence, a ship-doctor's medicines.  [from 1597]
b. U.S. colloq. A mud-hole.  [from 1865]
2. A bumpkin, rustic, boor.  [from 1604]
3. = loblolly pine.  [from 1819]
4. attrib. and Comb., as ... loblolly pine, the
tree Pinus T├Žda, growing in swamps in the southern United States; [1760]

Joel


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>On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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