Definition of glutinous in English:

glutinous

adjective

  • Like glue in texture; sticky.

    ‘glutinous mud’
    • ‘It was a good day to be hawking food, with visitors relishing everything from Betawi kerak telor (a crunchy snack made of glutinous rice with egg) to pizzas laden with toppings.’
    • ‘And for that super glutinous thickened stew texture I added a couple of teaspoons of flour.’
    • ‘The texture is very strange - gloppy, gooey, glutinous, and not that easy to manage with chopsticks.’
    • ‘And if you try scooping it up and setting it alight, you end up with a field full of eco-mentalists complaining about the smoke and a sticky glutinous stain.’
    • ‘The most common dishes in Shanghai at that time would have included soy buds, meat balls, cabbage, chicken, Kow-Fu and glutinous rice dumplings.’
    • ‘The desserts are mainly made of rice, such as sweet rice cakes and glutinous rice balls with coconut milk, all placed on a green leaf to absorb the light fragrance.’
    • ‘Giant carp control the lake, wallowing, complacent, feed on glutinous rice, silvery ancients reminding how scales and fish-slime outlast dynasties.’
    • ‘Some consumers prefer to eat durian by itself but others prefer to consume it with glutinous rice and lemang (steamed grated cassava and coconut with palm sugar).’
    • ‘Using soil mixed with lime, sand, polished glutinous rice, sugar, bamboo and wood, people put the materials through complex processing, then used them to make the buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With two workers in each group, the teams carry basketfuls of glutinous rice, which has already been soaked, to the workshop and its four cookers, where the rice is steamed.’
    • ‘Whereas in central and southern Thailand polished white rice is eaten, in the north and northeast people eat glutinous or sticky rice.’
    • ‘Mochi is a glutinous rice coating; if you've ever tried Thai sticky rice, it kind of tastes like that (without the coconut flavor) and the consistency is closer to gummy bears.’
    • ‘A wide assortment of dim sum selections for lunch include shrimp spring rolls, steamed glutinous rice with dried scallops wrapped in lotus leaves and chilled red bean cake with coconut milk.’
    • ‘The restaurant also provides traditional dim sum, such as date paste shortbread and shaomai - the steamed buns stuffed with glutinous rice, diced meat and mushroom.’
    • ‘The fat crab with rich meat and roe is stir-fried with curry, and served with steamed Thai rice, glutinous rice, bacon, carrot, onion and chili.’
    • ‘Mom's cooking glutinous rice balls in the kitchen.’
    • ‘Never mind that you have no idea what Chinese glutinous rice tastes like, or whether it would taste good to use scrambled eggs instead of nori as a wrapper.’
    • ‘The rice was light and fluffy and not sticky or glutinous in any way, coming straight from the ever-present rice cooker.’
    • ‘The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice, also known as glutinous rice or sweet rice.’
    sticky, viscous, tacky, glue-like, gluey, gummy, treacly
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

glutinous

/ˈɡluːtɪnəs/