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Definitions for glutinous
ˈglut n əsgluti·nous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscousadjective

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive


  1. glutinousadjective

    glue-like, sticky, viscid.

  2. glutinousadjective

    Of the nature of gluten.

  3. glutinousadjective

    Containing gluten.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GLUTINOUSadjective

    Gluey; viscous; tenacious.

    Etymology: glutinex, French, from gluten, Latin.

    The cause of all vivification is a gentle and proportionable heat, working upon a glutinous and yielding substance; for the heat doth bring forth spirit in that substance, and the substance being glutinous, produceth two effects: the one, that the spirit is detained, and cannot break forth; the other, that the matter, being gentle and yielding, is driven forwards by the motion of the spirits, after some swelling, into shape and members. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 900.

    Next this marble venom’d seat,
    Smear’d with gums of glutinous heat. John Milton.

    Nourishment too viscid and glutinous to be subdued by the vital force. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. glutinous

    Glutinous refers to a substance that is sticky or adhesive, often used to describe a food substance like rice or pasta that has a gluey or sticky texture. Despite its name, it does not have any relation to gluten protein found in wheat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glutinousadjective

    of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey

  2. Glutinousadjective

    havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland

  3. Etymology: [L. glutinosus, fr. gluten glue: cf. F. glutineux. See Gluten.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glutinous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glutinous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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