mum's the word

Main Entry: 1mum·my
Pronunciation: \ˈmə-mē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mummies
Etymology: Middle English mummie powdered parts of a mummified body used as a drug, from Anglo-French mumie, from Medieval Latin mumia mummy, powdered mummy, from Arabic mūmiya bitumen, mummy, from Persian mūm wax
Date: 1615

1 a: a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians b: a body unusually well preserved
2: one resembling a mummy

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