An example of something viscous is maple syrup.
- having a cohesive and sticky fluid consistency; viscid
- Physics having viscosity
Origin of viscousMiddle English viscouse from Late Latin viscosus from Classical Latin viscum, birdlime made from mistletoe berries, mistletoe, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form weis-: see virus
- Having relatively high resistance to flow.
- Viscid; sticky.
Origin of viscousMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin viscōsus ; see viscose .
(comparative more viscous, superlative most viscous)
First attested in 1605. From Middle French viscous and Late Latin viscÅsus, from viscum (“birdlime").