Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of the nature of or resembling glue; sticky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the quality of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; tenacious.
  • Covered with a sticky exudation; viscid.
  • Also glutinose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey.
  • adjective (Bot.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective glue-like, sticky, viscid.
  • adjective Of the nature of gluten.
  • adjective Containing gluten.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having the sticky properties of an adhesive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin glūtinōsus, from glūten, glūtin-, glue.]

Examples

  • 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.

    Congee disappointment

  • 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.

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  • Loh mai kai aka glutinous rice with soy sauce and chicken

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  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • And there are some, I suppose, who favour a kind of glutinous yellow composition, neither reactionary nor progressive, but something betwixt and between.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 11, 1920

  • 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.

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  • This can certainly be turned into “Tempting is the very last thing I would call that glutinous mess they served for desert.”

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • 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.

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  • Consider this sentence: “The very last thing I would call that glutinous mess they served for desert is tempting.”

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Consider this sentence: “The very last thing I would call that glutinous mess they served for desert is tempting.”

    In the Valley of the Shadow

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