The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Loblolly \Lob"lol`ly\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
Gruel; porridge; -- so called among seamen.
Loblolly bay (Bot.), an elegant white-flowered evergreen
shrub or small tree, of the genus Gordonia (Gordonia
Lasianthus), growing in the maritime parts of the
Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in
tanning. Also, a similar West Indian tree (Laplacea
Loblolly boy, a surgeon's attendant on shipboard.
Loblolly pine (Bot.), a kind of pitch pine found from
Delaware southward along the coast; old field pine (Pinus
T[ae]da). Also, Pinus Bahamensis, of the West Indies.
Loblolly tree (Bot.), a name of several West Indian trees,
having more or less leathery foliage, but alike in no
other respect; as Pisonia subcordata, Cordia alba, and