mouldy, musty; festering, stagnant; slimy ...1866 obs. rare
from Latin mūcidus snotty, snivelling, mouldy, from mūcēre to be mouldy + -ous
First Documented Use: 1866
Mucidous, musty; smelling of mouldiness.
From: The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom
- John Lindley and Thomas Moore
"The sticky pileus would at length be blown from the beech trunk by the wind, and its mucidous character would cause it to stick to the first trunk or branch it might be blown against..."
From: Nature, A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science
Volume XLIII, November 1890 to April 1891