Meaning of mummy


Pronunciation: (mum'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -mies, -mied, -my•ing.
  1. the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of embalming.
  2. a dead body dried and preserved by nature.
  3. a withered or shrunken living being.
  4. a dry, shriveled fruit, tuber, or other plant organ, resulting from any of several fungous diseases.
  1. to make into or cause to resemble a mummy; mummify.


Pronunciation: (mum'ē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. mother.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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