glutinous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten Date: 15th century having the quality of glue ; gummyglutinously adverb

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  • glutinous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like glue in texture; sticky. 2) excessively sentimental; sickly: glutinous ballads. DERIVATIVES glutinously adverb. ORIGIN Latin glutinosus, from gluten glue …   English terms dictionary

  • Glutinous — Glu ti*nous, a. [L. glutinosus, fr. gluten glue: cf. F. glutineux. See {Gluten}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glutinous — index cohesive (sticking) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • glutinous — of the nature of glue, early 15c. (implied c.1400 in glutinosity), from L. glutinosus gluey, viscous, tenacious, from gluten (gen. glutinis) “glue” (see GLUE (Cf. glue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glutinous — [glo͞ot′ n əs] adj. [ME < L glutinosus < gluten: see GLUTEN] gluey; sticky glutinously adv …   English World dictionary

  • glutinous — [[t]glu͟ːtɪnəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is glutinous is very sticky. The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial. ...soft and glutinous mud …   English dictionary

  • glutinous — glu|ti|nous [ˈglu:tınəs US tn əs] adj very sticky ▪ glutinous mud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glutinous — adjective a glutinous white liquid Syn: sticky, viscous, viscid, tacky, gluey, gummy, treacly; adhesive; informal gooey, cloggy, gloppy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • glutinous — /ˈglutənəs / (say gloohtuhnuhs) adjective of the nature of glue; gluey; viscid; sticky: *They were eating something dark and glutinous, with green, spinach shaped leaves floating in it. –ruth park, 1949. {Latin glūtinōsus gluey, viscous}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • glutinous — adj. [L. glutinosus, sticky] Having a slimy or sticky surface …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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