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A watery meat stew.
[Perhaps slum, muddy deposit in a mining sluice + dialectal gullion, mud (perhaps from Irish Gaelic goilín, pit).]
1. (Cookery) slang an inexpensive stew
2. (Fishing) offal, esp the refuse from whale blubber
3. (Mining & Quarrying) a reddish mud deposited in mine sluices
[C19: from slum in US sense slime + gullion, perhaps variant of cullion testicles]
slum•gul•lion(slʌmˈgʌl yən, ˈslʌmˌgʌl-)
an unappetizing stew or hash.
[1840–50, Amer.; compare Scots, Hiberno-E gullion quagmire]