Definition of mummy case in English:

mummy case

noun

  • A case of wood or papier mâché, often decorated with hieroglyphics, in which a mummified body is or has been enclosed.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Thomas Wilson (1777–1849), army officer and colonial governor. From mummy + case.

Pronunciation

mummy case

/ˈmʌmiˌkeɪs/