mucilage (n.) late 14c., mussillage, "viscous substance found in vegetable material," from O.Fr. mucilage (14c.), from L.L. mucilago "musty or moldy juice" (4c.), from L. mucere "be musty or moldy," from mucus "mucus" (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)). Meaning "adhesive" is first attested 1859.

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