One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mouldy, musty, or festering.‘a mucid sheet of green scum floated undisturbed over the goldfish pool’
mouldy, stale, fusty, damp, dank, mildewed, mildewy, decayed, smelly, stuffy, airless, unventilatedView synonyms
- ‘Here and there are mucid gray globs of something vaguely organic.’
- ‘He caught sight of a slop-shop where old clothes smothered the entrance with their mucid heaps.’
- ‘By midsummer, the water was mucid, pea-green, fermenting, almost bubbling with corruption.’
- ‘The dank miasma of the marsh, clung with a mucid dullness round my frame.’
- ‘The town was mucid and quaggy in the extreme.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin mucidus, from mucere ‘be mouldy’.
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