Happy Thursday everyone! Here’s the word of the day…

slumgullion
sluhm-GUHL-yuhn,

noun

a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.

Quotes

“…d’yever eat good old fashioned slumgullion boy, ‘taint nothin but scrambled eggs and potatoes all scrambled up together.”
— Jack Kerouac , The Dharma Bums , 1958

We could not eat the bread or the meat, nor drink the ” slumgullion. ”
— Mark Twain , Roughing It , 1872

Origin

Slumgullion is an Americanism dating back to the 1840s. It is perhaps related to the word cullion , which comes from the Latin term meaning “bag” or “testicle.”

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