Definition of glutinous in English:

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glutinous

Pronunciation: /ˈɡlo͞otnəs/

adjective

Like glue in texture; sticky: glutinous mud
More example sentences
  • Whereas in central and southern Thailand polished white rice is eaten, in the north and northeast people eat glutinous or sticky rice.
  • A type of rice grown in the Far East known as glutinous or sticky rice contains no proteinatious gluten and owes its sticky nature to a waxy carbohydrate.
  • The texture is very strange - gloppy, gooey, glutinous, and not that easy to manage with chopsticks.
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glutinously

adverb
Example sentences
  • Most of the starters had that flaccid, self-absorbed, glutinously expired quality of pre-prepared and bulk-produced portion control.
  • He lit a further cigarillo, coughing glutinously as he did so.
  • The resultant compound resembled a black paste, which clung glutinously to everything it touched and emitted a characteristic odour reminiscent of a cattle-market.

glutinousness

noun
Example sentences
  • The Chinese themselves tend to use tapioca when glutinousness is required, and arrowroot or sometimes cornflour when it is not.
  • I think I was as proud of that little cup of glutinousness as ever a puppy was of the mess on the carpet.
  • The clean rice containing a glutinous rice ingredient can provide a glutinousness for a desirable flavor of rice without being mixed with separate glutinous rice in cooking the rice.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French glutineux or Latin glutinosus, from gluten 'glue'.

Words that rhyme with glutinous

mutinous
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