What does mucilaginous mean?

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  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.
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When you pick a red coffee bean off the tree and eat this outside fruit, it's sweet, and the inside membrane is hard and slippery from the mucilaginous coating.
The mucilaginous character of Comfrey root renders it useful in coughs and diarrheal complaints.
The chief constituent of Irish moss is a mucilaginous body, a polysaccharide.
The mucilaginous substance left behind is loosely enclosed by the crumpled cell wall.
He mentions the mucilaginous testa possessed by many seeds, but which only becomes noticeable when they have been moistened.
In some species, however, the paraphyses are rare, and the mucilaginous substance is entirely wanting.

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