noun (plural mummies)
(Especially in ancient Egypt) a body of a human being or animal that has been ceremonially preserved by removal of the internal organs, treatment with natron and resin, and wrapping in bandages: the mummy of Tutankhamen
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- The Tutankhamun CT scan project was only the first step in a five-year endeavor to scan and preserve the ancient mummies of Egypt, many of which are crumbling.
- Such jars were used in ancient Egyptian burials to store the internal organs of mummies but the jar is the only example in the Harrogate collection to contain a residue.
- From ancient Egyptian mummies to Iron Age bog bodies found in northern Europe, human remains reveal much about past cultures.
Words that rhyme with mummyBrummie, chummy, crumby, crummy, dummy, gummy, lumme, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, slummy, tummy, yummy
noun (plural mummies)British informal
Late 18th century: perhaps an alteration of earlier mammy.
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