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Definition of "mucilaginous" [mu•ci•lag•i•nous]

  • Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky. (adjective)
  • Relating to or secreting mucilage. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mucilaginous" in a sentence
  • "Christine -- "mucilaginous" is a disgusting adjective and shouldn't be attached to anything edible."
  • "My grandmother used to make it and I distinctly remember making my mind up to hate it before I ever tried it based entirely on the word "mucilaginous" which always occured in the same breath as "okra."."
  • "You can read sample definitions of okra (containing the word "mucilaginous") at Dictionary. com or Hyperdictionary; there's also one without in the Wikipedia (though the word does appear later on the page in the discussion of how to cook okra)."