Variant of glue
- a hard, brittle gelatin made by boiling animal skins, bones, hoofs, etc. to a jelly: when heated in water, it forms a sticky, viscous liquid used to stick things together
- any of various similar adhesive preparations made from casein, resin, etc.
Origin: Middle English gleu from Old French glu, birdlime from Late Latin glus (gen. glutis), glue: see clay
- gluer noun
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