Gloiopeltis tenax
Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances. [1913 Webster]

{Bee glue}. See under {Bee}.

{Fish glue}, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass.

{Glue plant} (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed ({Gloiopeltis tenax}).

{Liquid glue}, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol.

{Marine glue}, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bee glue — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fish glue — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glue — (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glue plant — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liquid glue — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marine glue — Glue Glue (gl[=u]), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haitsai — ˈhīˈtsī noun ( s) Etymology: Chinese (Pekingese) hai3 t sai4, from hai3 sea + t sai4 herb, green vegetable 1. : a transparent gelatinous substance prepared from a red alga (Gloiopeltis tenax) and used by the Chinese for lanterns and windows and… …   Useful english dictionary

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