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Meaning of MUMMY

Pronunciation:  'mumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
  2. [n]  informal terms for a mother

MUMMY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: ma, mama, mamma, mammy, mater, mom, momma, mommy, mum
 See Also: body, dead body, female parent, mother



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mum"my\, n.; pl. {Mummies}. [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg.
    momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. m?miy[=a], fr. m?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.
    2. Dried flesh of a mummy. [Obs.] --Sir. J. Hill.
    3. A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when
       heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal
       properties. [Obs.] --Shak. --Sir T. Herbert.
    4. A brown color obtained from bitumen. See {Mummy brown}
    5. (Gardening) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc.
    6. One whose affections and energies are withered.
    {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
    {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
  2. \Mum"my\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mummied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To embalm; to mummify.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a mummy in your dream indicates you feeling of being trapped in a situation. You may also feel that you are not being heard.
Thesaurus Terms
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