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glu·ti·nous

 (glo͞ot′n-əs)
adj.
Of the nature of or resembling glue; sticky.

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

glu′ti·nous·ly adv.

glutinous

(ˈɡluːtɪnəs)
adj
resembling glue in texture; sticky
ˈglutinously adv
ˈglutinousness, glutinosity n

glu•ti•nous

(ˈglut n əs)

adj.
gluey; viscid; sticky.
[1375–1425; late Middle English; < Latin glūtinōsus gluey, sticky. See gluten, -ous]
glu′ti•nous•ly, adv.
glu′ti•nous•ness, glu`ti•nos′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glutinous - having the sticky properties of an adhesive
adhesive - tending to adhere

glutinous

adjective sticky, adhesive, cohesive, gooey, viscous, gummy, gluey, mucilaginous, viscid He was covered in soft, glutinous mud.

glutinous

adjective
Having a heavy, gluey quality:
Translations
غَرَوي، لَزِق
lepkavý
klæbrigklistret
límkenndur
lipīgs

glutinous

[ˈgluːtɪnəs] ADJglutinoso

glutinous

[ˈgluːtɪnəs] adjvisqueux/euse

glutinous

adjklebrig

glutinous

[ˈgluːtɪnəs] adjcolloso/a, appiccicoso/a

glutinous

(ˈgluːtinəs) adjective
sticky, like glue. glutinous rice.
References in classic literature ?
It designates the dark, glutinous substance which is scraped off the back of the Greenland or right whale, and much of which covers the decks of those inferior souls who hunt that ignoble Leviathan.
The day was very hot, and heaps of flies, who were extending their inquisitive and adventurous perquisitions into all the glutinous little glasses near madame, fell dead at the bottom.
And he proposed further, "that by employing spiders, the charge of dyeing silks should be wholly saved;" whereof I was fully convinced, when he showed me a vast number of flies most beautifully coloured, wherewith he fed his spiders, assuring us "that the webs would take a tincture from them; and as he had them of all hues, he hoped to fit everybody's fancy, as soon as he could find proper food for the flies, of certain gums, oils, and other glutinous matter, to give a strength and consistence to the threads.
A tapping came at the door, and I heard the glutinous accents of M'ling speaking.
A starving man, however, little heeds conventional proprieties, especially on a South-Sea Island, and accordingly Toby and I partook of the dish after our own clumsy fashion, beplastering our faces all over with the glutinous compound, and daubing our hands nearly to the wrist.
He is conducted by the beadle and the landlord to the Harmonic Meeting Room, where he puts his hat on the piano and takes a Windsor-chair at the head of a long table formed of several short tables put together and ornamented with glutinous rings in endless involutions, made by pots and glasses.
To prevent which, I presently made a large orifice in the vein of the left arm, whence I drew twenty ounces of blood; which I expected to have found extremely sizy and glutinous, or indeed coagulated, as it is in pleuretic complaints; but, to my surprize, it appeared rosy and florid, and its consistency differed little from the blood of those in perfect health.
Chairs, tables, cheffonier, and sofa, all gleamed with the glutinous brightness of cheap upholstery.
Meanwhile Twemlow, in an increasing hurry of spirits, gets his hair down as well as he can--which is not very well; for, after these glutinous applications it is restive, and has a surface on it somewhat in the nature of pastry--and gets to the club by the appointed time.
The young people learned Kun Opera from masters, practiced calligraphy at the Zhang Hall Private School and made traditional wood engraving paintings and qing tuan(sweet green glutinous rice balls, a popular snack for the Qingming Festival).
After cooking, everyone will be able to enjoy some mochi and try to tenderize some glutinous rice.
Importers are only allowed to import high value rice varieties such as glutinous rice, jasponica rice, basmati rice, and other aromatic rice varieties.