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Noun: mum  múm
  1. [Brit, informal] A woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    - mother, female parent, ma [informal], mama [informal], mamma [informal], mom [N. Amer, informal], momma [N. Amer, informal], mommy [N. Amer, informal], mammy [informal], mummy [informal], mam [UK, informal], supermom [informal]
     
  2. Secrecy
    "mum's the word"
     
  3. [informal] Any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly coloured flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
    - chrysanthemum
     
  4. [informal] The flower of a chrysanthemum plant
    - chrysanthemum
Adjective: mum  múm
  1. Failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    "the witness remained mum";
    - silent

Derived forms: mums

See also: incommunicative, uncommunicative

Type of: bloom, blossom, flower, parent, secrecy, secretiveness, silence

Part of: aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae

Encyclopedia: Mum, Dad, Meet Sam