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 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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