lob·​lol·​ly | \ ˈläb-ˌlä-lē How to pronounce loblolly (audio) \
plural loblollies

Definition of loblolly

1 dialect
a : a thick gruel
2 dialect : lout

Examples of loblolly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suit alleges that the Brazilian plywood mills source all of their veneer from fast-growing plantations of loblolly and slash pine. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "U.S. plywood producers sue over rival Brazilian product, saying it would fail in hurricanes," 9 Sep. 2019 Farther south, cypress, loblolly pines and Eastern red cedar are dying. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, "Climate change before your eyes: Seas rise and trees die," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of loblolly

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for loblolly

probably from English dialect lob to boil + obsolete English dialect lolly broth

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“Loblolly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loblolly. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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