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mummy

noun mum·my \ ˈmə-mē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mummy

plural mummies
1 a :a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians
b :a body unusually well preserved
2 :one resembling a mummy

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Origin and Etymology of mummy

Middle English mummie powdered parts of a mummified body used as a drug, from Anglo-French mumie, from Medieval Latin mumia mummy, powdered mummy, from Arabic mūmiya bitumen, mummy, from Persian mūm wax


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mummy

Definition of mummy

  • chiefly British spelling of

MUMMY Defined for Kids

mummy

noun mum·my \ ˈmə-mē \

Definition of mummy for Students

plural mummies
:a dead body preserved for burial in the manner of the ancient Egyptians


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