- of the nature of glue; gluey; viscid; sticky.
Origin of glutinous
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Examples from the Web for glutinous
The blood flowed freely and collected on his fingers in glutinous masses.The Downfall
Good wheat flour may be known by the quantity of glutinous matter it contains, and which will appear when kneaded into dough.
Myxacium, meaning mucus, slime; so called from the glutinous veil.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The glutinous residue is then used for preparing articles of food.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
Their inner surfaces were coated with a glutinous substance.Attrition
- resembling glue in texture; sticky
Word Origin and History for glutinous
"of the nature of glue," early 15c. (implied c.1400 in glutinosity), from Latin glutinosus "gluey, viscous, tenacious," from gluten (genitive glutinis) "glue" (see glue (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Adhesive; sticky.
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