glu·​ti·​nous | \ ˈglüt-nəs How to pronounce glutinous (audio) , ˈglü-tə-nəs \

Definition of glutinous

: having the quality of glue : gummy

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glutinously adverb

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Examples of glutinous in a Sentence

a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan
Recent Examples on the Web Balls of slightly glutinous sweet potato dough are filled with coconut flesh that’s been grated and roasted. Soleil Ho,, "Azalina Eusope’s triumphant San Francisco restaurant is a tribute to mamak street food," 12 Mar. 2020 The tofu itself is remarkably good, fried until the potato starch batter turns simultaneously crisp and glutinous, but the sauce adds a spectrum of flavor from sugary-sweet to inexplicably meaty. Mahira Rivers, New York Times, "Japanese Snacks Inspired by Mom’s at Rice & Miso," 10 Mar. 2020 Also recovered was a glutinous ball of cornmeal wrapped in blue ribbon and white string. Washington Post, "A rotting cow tongue and ‘evil sorcery’: How the U.S. invasion of Panama led to a literal witch hunt," 23 Dec. 2019 Following in the footsteps of compatriots such as e-commerce operator Pinduoduo Inc. and Meituan, Luckin spent glutinous amounts of VC cash to boost the top line, with little care for the bottom line. Tim Culpan | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "I Drank Myself to the Bottom of Luckin Coffee’s IPO," 6 May 2019 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,, "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,, "Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms," 28 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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glu·​ti·​nous | \ ˈglü-tə-nəs How to pronounce glutinous (audio) \

Kids Definition of glutinous

: like glue : sticky glutinous oatmeal


glu·​ti·​nous | \ ˈglüt-nəs, -ᵊn-əs How to pronounce glutinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of glutinous

: having the quality of glue especially in physical properties

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