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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English, 15th century


Like glue in texture; sticky.

Examples of Glutinous in a sentence

"Mitch was asked to stir the glutinous filling continually."

"The rice became glutinous as it stood untouched in the pot."

About Glutinous

This word comes from late Middle English by way of either the Old French “glutineux” or the Latin “glutinosus.” It originates from “gluten,” meaning “glue.”

Did you Know?

Glutinous rice is a type of rice that’s grown mainly in East Asia and northeastern India. Its grains are opaque and contain a very low content of amylose, a primary component of starch. This is what makes Chinese sticky rice, which is often a key ingredient in dishes like dim sum.

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