American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of the nature of or resembling glue; sticky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; tenacious.
- Covered with a sticky exudation; viscid.
- Also glutinose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey.
- adj. (Bot.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland.
- adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive
- Middle English, from Latin glūtinōsus, from glūten, glūtin-, glue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I've had homemade congee, so I know that it's often like that, but the one in the can which I've bought many times was more glutinous, which is why I liked it.”
“Loh mai kai aka glutinous rice with soy sauce and chicken”
“They are laid in the shape of a broad, short ribbon, pressed between the mantle and the shell, and, passing out, cover the outside of the shell, over which they are rolled up, with a kind of glutinous envelope, -- for the eggs are held together by a soft glutinous substance.”
“And there are some, I suppose, who favour a kind of glutinous yellow composition, neither reactionary nor progressive, but something betwixt and between.”
“I observed that he took out of one of these vessels a little box of a certain wood, which I knew not, and put it into his breast; but first shewed me that it contained only a kind of glutinous ointment.”
“Consider this sentence: “The very last thing I would call that glutinous mess they served for desert is tempting.””
“This can certainly be turned into “Tempting is the very last thing I would call that glutinous mess they served for desert.””
“Gielgud won an Oscar for the film a case where Oscar repaid an actor for an entire career and the glutinous theme song by Christopher Cross took the award for best song.”
“Zhan Yan/Xinhua/Zuma Press A cook made Yuan Xiao, traditional food served for the Lantern Festival, made from glutinous rice flour and sweet stuffing, at a shop in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi province.”
“Turning off your lights for one hour while living the 8759 hours a year in a glutinous wasteful western lifestyle is what is really sad.”
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