1. Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.
The mummery of foreign strollers.Fenton.
2. Farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies. Bacon.
(Mum"mi*chog) n. [Amer. Indian name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small American
cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and of allied genera; the killifishes; called also minnow.
[Written also mummychog, mummachog.]
(Mum`mi*fi*ca"tion) n. [See Mummify.] The act of making a mummy.
(Mum"mi*fied) a. Converted into a mummy or a mummylike substance; having the appearance
of a mummy; withered.
(Mum"mi*form) a. [Mummy + -form.] Having some resemblance to a mummy; in zoölogy,
said of the pupæ of certain insects.
(Mum"mi*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mummified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mummifying ] [Mummy + -
fy: cf. F. momifier.] To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy. Hall
(Mum"my) n.; pl. Mummies [F. momie; cf. Sp. & Pg. momia, It. mummia; all fr. Per. mumiya,
fr. mum wax.]
1. A dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved,
by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction. Bacon.
2. Dried flesh of a mummy. [Obs.] Sir. J. Hill.
3. A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; formerly supposed to have magical
and medicinal properties. [Obs.] Shak. Sir T. Herbert.
4. A brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown
5. (Gardening) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc.
6. One whose affections and energies are withered.
Mummy brown, a brown color, nearly intermediate in tint between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment
of this color is prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs. Mummy wheat (Bot.),
wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. No botanist now believes that genuine mummy
wheat has been made to germinate in modern times. To beat to a mummy, to beat to a senseless
mass; to beat soundly.
(Mum"my), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mummied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mummying.] To embalm; to mummify.
(Mum"my*chog) n. (Zoöl.) See Mummichog.
(Mump) v. i. [Akin to mumble; cf. D. mompen to cheat; perh. orig., to whine like a beggar, D.
mompelen to mumble. See Mumble, Mum, and cf. Mumps.]
1. To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.
He mumps, and lovers, and hangs the lip.Taylor, 1630.
2. To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.