glutinous

[ gloot-n-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF glutinous

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLUTINOUS

The blood flowed freely and collected on his fingers in glutinous masses.

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 glutinous residue is then used for preparing articles of food.

Their inner surfaces were coated with a glutinous substance.

The floor of the veranda was covered with some glutinous substance.

Suddenly a large, round, glutinous mass issued from beneath the crevice.

Why is the lachrymal secretion of the horse's eye thick and glutinous?

Why, if we break the stem of a hyacinth, do we see a glutinous fluid exude?

But, perhaps, the sticky or glutinous hairs are the most wonderful of all.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.)).

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