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Definition of MUMMY

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Mummy \Mum"my\ (m[u^]m"m[y^]), n.; pl. {Mummies} (m[u^]m"m[i^]z). [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. m[=u]miy[=a], fr. m[=u]m wax.]
     1. A dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dried flesh of a mummy. [Obs.] --Sir. J. Hill. [1913 Webster]

     3. A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties. [Obs.] --Shak. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

     4. A brown color obtained from bitumen. See {Mummy brown} (below). [1913 Webster]

     5. (Gardening) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc. [1913 Webster]

     6. One whose affections and energies are withered. [1913 Webster]

     {Mummy brown}, a brown color, nearly intermediate in tint between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment of this color is prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs.

     {Mummy wheat} (Bot.), wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. No botanist now believes that genuine mummy wheat has been made to germinate in modern times.

     {To beat to a mummy}, to beat to a senseless mass; to beat soundly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mummy \Mum"my\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mummied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mummying}.] To embalm; to mummify. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "mummy":
     ashes, biscuit, body, bone, bones, cadaver, carcass, carrion, clay, corpse, corpus delicti, cracker, crowbait, dam, dead body, dead man, dead person, decedent, dry bones, dry up, dust, earth, embalmed corpse, food for worms, foster mother, genetrix, late lamented, ma, mam, mama, mammy, mater, materfamilias, maternal ancestor, matriarch, mom, mommy, mortal remains, mother, mummification, mummify, old lady, organic remains, parchment, relics, reliquiae, remains, shrivel, skeleton, stepmother, stick, stiff, tenement of clay, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the loved one, the old woman, welter, wilt, wizen


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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