Associations to the word «Mummy»
MUMMY, noun. (uncountable) (medicine) (now historical) A substance used in medicine, prepared from mummified flesh. [from 14th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (now rare) A pulp. [from 17th c.]
MUMMY, noun. An embalmed corpse wrapped in linen bandages for burial, especially as practised by the ancient Egyptians. [from 17th c.]
MUMMY, noun. Any naturally preserved human or animal body. [from 18th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (obsolete) (horticulture) A sort of wax used in grafting. [18th c.]
MUMMY, noun. (now rare) A brown pigment obtained from bitumen, also called mummy brown. [from 19th c.]
MUMMY, noun. Specifically, a reanimated embalmed human corpse, as a typical character in horror films. [from 20th c.]
MUMMY, verb. (dated) (transitive) To mummify.
MUMMY, noun. (chiefly UK) (usually childish) A child's term for mother.
MUMMY, proper noun. One's mother
MUMMY BROWN, noun. A brown colour, nearly intermediate between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment of this colour was prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs.
MUMMY PORN, noun. (UK) Alternative form of mommy porn
MUMMY TRACK, noun. (informal) The path chosen by a female employee who elects to leave full-time work in order to have a baby.
MUMMY WHEAT, noun. Wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. It was once believed that it could still germinate in modern times.
MUMMY, noun. Informal terms for a mother.
MUMMY, noun. A body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt).
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