Etymology
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mucilage (n.)

late 14c., mussillage, "viscous substance found in vegetable material," from Old French mucilage (14c.) and directly from Late Latin mucilago "musty or moldy juice" (4c.), from Latin mucere "be musty or moldy," from mucus "mucus" (see mucus). Meaning "adhesive gum" is attested by 1859.

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Definitions of mucilage

mucilage (n.)
a gelatinous substance secreted by plants;
mucilage (n.)
cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive;
Synonyms: glue / gum
From wordnet.princeton.edu