Definition of glutinous
: having the quality of glue : gummy
Examples of glutinous in a Sentence
a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan
Recent Examples of glutinous from the Web
Switch regular wheat flour for cheaper potato flour and the doughnut becomes glutinous and sticks to your teeth.
Too many glutinous books, like too many oysters, are bad for the digestion; and digestive trouble is one of the complaints that bring the sick, or those who fancy themselves to be sickening, to Sanditon.
This slime is a glutinous, colorful substance adolescents carry around to knead, fold and swirl—at school, at home, everywhere.
Families observe this time by enjoying special foods, such as glutinous rice balls known as tang yuan.
So two of the younger roommates cook, emerging an hour later with a glutinous, inedible glop.
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Origin and Etymology of glutinous
Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Medical Definition of glutinous
: having the quality of glue especially in physical properties
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