Origin of viscous
Examples from the Web for viscous
What The Great Beauty and Fellini share is the Roman light—3,000 years of viscous sun.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’|Jimmy So|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Viscous and tenacious substances are also obtained from some vegetable matters and are called "glue."Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
This film changes what would otherwise be the friction between metallic surfaces into a viscous resistance within the film itself.
I consequently purchased some two pounds of a certain dark and viscous drug, wrapped in a cabbage leaf.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
So that although in many respects ice behaves as a viscous fluid the comparison with such a fluid is not perfect.
Once his face was clear, he continued to sit placidly, though the surface of the viscous pool was at his neck.Heart of the Blue Ridge|Waldron Baily
British Dictionary definitions for viscous
Word Origin for viscous
Word Origin and History for viscous
late 14c., from Anglo-French viscous, from Late Latin viscosus "sticky," from Latin viscum "anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe," probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, flow" (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.