lob·​lol·​ly ˈläb-ˌlä-lē How to pronounce loblolly (audio)
plural loblollies
: a thick gruel
dialect : lout

Examples of loblolly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Get Outdoors Nature lovers will also enjoy a hike through Sam Houston National Forest, which offers up the loblolly and shortleaf pines that are emblematic of East Texas. Cynthia J Drake, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 These landowners are now planting their third and fourth generations of loblollies. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023 The loblolly is among several species of southern yellow pine. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2023 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, 9 Sep. 2019 Farther south, cypress, loblolly pines and Eastern red cedar are dying. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, 1 Aug. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of loblolly was in 1597

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“Loblolly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loblolly. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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