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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GRUMMA, n. Also groma. “Light mist, esp. mist with rifts through which the blue sky is seen” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), groma), “a sort of mirage caused by copious exhalation from the ground” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., ‡Sh. 1955).

[? Deriv. of Grum, n.1, q.v. Cf. Sw. grumla, obscure, hazy, and Sh. grumset, muddy, turbid, streaky.]

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"Grumma n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 22 May 2024 <>



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