glutinous

adjective
glu·​ti·​nous | \ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tə-nəs\

Definition of glutinous 

: having the quality of glue : gummy

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Other Words from glutinous

glutinously adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for glutinous

Synonyms

adherent, adhesive, clingy, gluey, gummy, sticky, tacky, tenacious, viscid

Antonyms

nonadhesive

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Examples of glutinous in a Sentence

a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan

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Just hope your meal ends with the addictive glutinous black rice porridge, which is gently sweet and pairs well with the longan tea that'll be served alongside it. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 Given the risks, rescue organizers in recent days had prepared some unorthodox rescue plans, such as recruiting locals who climb rocks to harvest birds’ nests to make a sought-after glutinous soup. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "What Lies Beneath? Vague Mapping Complicates Thai Cave Rescue," 8 July 2018 There is nothing like the glutinous gutbuster of a sandwich, with three different cheeses. Ed Condran, courant.com, "Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination," 24 June 2018 The purple, glutinous dish is a traditional part of Hawaiian cuisine, sold at grocery stores and served in homes and restaurants statewide. Audrey Mcavoy, BostonGlobe.com, "Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms," 28 May 2018 The purple, glutinous dish is a traditional part of Hawaiian cuisine, sold at grocery stores and served in homes and restaurants statewide. Washington Post, "Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms," 28 May 2018 The purple, glutinous dish is a traditional part of Hawaiian cuisine, sold at grocery stores and served in homes and restaurants statewide. Audrey Mcavoy, The Seattle Times, "Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms," 28 May 2018 Not much of that clarity, however, is evident in a mind-deadening, 252-page document that lays out the nitty-gritty elements of the bureaucratic changes in bewildering detail, mostly in glutinous prose. George Russell, Fox News, "Trump meeting with UN chief: Handshake or showdown?," 16 May 2018 Found on Southwest Ninth Avenue between Alder and Washington streets, Shanghai's Best opened last month with a simple menu -- just those shengjianbao and a modified siumai overflowing with glutinous mushroom sticky rice. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "There's a new downtown food cart specializing in Shanghai-style pan-fried soup dumplings," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of glutinous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutinous

Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten

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glutinous

adjective
glu·​ti·​nous | \ˈglü-tə-nəs \

Kids Definition of glutinous

: like glue : sticky glutinous oatmeal

glutinous

adjective
glu·​ti·​nous | \ˈglüt-nəs, -ᵊn-əs \

Medical Definition of glutinous 

: having the quality of glue especially in physical properties

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