2 definitions found

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

Mucilage \Mu"ci*lage\, noun [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice, fr. mucus mucus, slime. See {Mucus}.]

1. (Bot. Chem.) A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.

2. An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; a glue; a liquid adhesive; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

2: cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive [syn: {glue}, {gum}, {mucilage}]

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