"loblolly pine"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 3 21:37:56 UTC 2008


The "loblolly" that I know is closest to 1: a kind of food for keeping
children out from underfoot made by breaking up several rounds of a
kind of cookie-like bread called "teacakes" into a mixture of cream,
beaten egg, vanilla flavoring, and sugar and steerying it up (as we
say down home) into a kind of hog slop called a "loblolly" and feeding
it to said children/chiddrin/chilrun/chirrun/chirrin, etc. I loved
this when I was a kiddie down in Texas. Now, it sounds somewhat gross.

-Wilson

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:12 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> 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?
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> 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]
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> Joel
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>>-Wilson
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>> > How did "loblolly pine" arise fom "loblolly"?
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