glu·​ten | \ ˈglü-tᵊn How to pronounce gluten (audio) \

Definition of gluten

: a tenacious elastic protein substance especially of wheat flour that gives cohesiveness to dough

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Other Words from gluten

glutenous \ ˈglüt-​nəs How to pronounce glutenous (audio) , ˈglü-​tᵊn-​əs \ adjective

Examples of gluten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanksgiving pies from Honeypie Bakeshop include apple streusel, cherry crumb, pumpkin, chocolate cream, gluten-free banana cream, Key lime and bourbon walnut pecan. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If pie baking is a no-go, buy one for Thanksgiving at Milwaukee-area bakeries, restaurants," 12 Nov. 2020 Annie May's Sweet Cafe, 3110 Frankfort Ave, Louisville's gluten-free and allergy-friendly bakery, is getting in the holiday spirit with gingerbread house kits and cookie decorating kits. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 5 gift ideas for the family to help you celebrate the holiday indoors," 11 Nov. 2020 The restaurant is offering an a la carte menu that is vegan and gluten-free, with dishes such as veggie stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked yams and a fall harvest salad. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order your takeout Thanksgiving dinner," 10 Nov. 2020 Baker Haruwn Wesley also offers gluten-free and dairy-free pies that taste just as indulgent as the others on the roster. Soleil Ho,, "Where to get Thanksgiving pie in the Bay Area," 10 Nov. 2020 Oath Pizza delivers fully made, personal pizzas for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, with vegan and gluten-free options readily available. Rachel King, Fortune, "Comfort food for your loved ones this year," 1 Nov. 2020 The 8-, 16- or 32-ounce packages cost $8 to $25; gluten-free pasta is $15 to $32. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ogden River Brewing opens," 31 Oct. 2020 Try savory galettes made with traditional (and gluten-free) buckwheat batter ($6 to $14), such as Brie and honey, or sweet crêpes with wheat flour that go beyond Nutella and banana — and pair them all with a cider. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "21 new and soon-to-open restaurants in the Twin Cities," 27 Oct. 2020 The booklet includes gluten-free and vegan recipes. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The 2020 'We Energies Cookie Book,' with recipes from professional bakers, debuts Nov. 4," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of gluten

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gluten

Latin glutin-, gluten glue — more at clay

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The first known use of gluten was in 1803

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20 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Gluten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gluten

: a substance in wheat and flour that holds dough together


glu·​ten | \ ˈglüt-ᵊn How to pronounce gluten (audio) \

Medical Definition of gluten

: a gluey protein substance especially of wheat flour that causes dough to be sticky

Other Words from gluten

glutenous \ ˈglüt-​nəs, -​ᵊn-​əs How to pronounce glutenous (audio) \ adjective

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