Meaning of SLIME in English


n. & v.

n. thick slippery mud or a substance of similar consistency, e.g. liquid bitumen or a mucus exuded by fish etc. cover with slime. slime mould a spore-bearing micro-organism secreting slime.

[ OE slim f. Gmc, rel. to L limus mud, Gk limne marsh ]

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