Mucilage vs Glue - What's the difference?

mucilage | glue |


As nouns the difference between mucilage and glue

is that mucilage is a thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms while glue is a hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.

As a verb glue is

to join or attach something using glue.

mucilage

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.
  • glue

    English

    (wikipedia glue)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
  • (obsolete) Birdlime.
  • Derived terms

    * bee glue * fish glue * glue code * glue plant * glue stick * glueball * gluey * marine glue

    Verb

  • To join or attach something using glue.
  • I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.
  • * '>citation
  • To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
  • His eyes were glued to the screen.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • So as I lay on the ground with my ear glued close against the wall, who should march round the church but John Trenchard, Esquire, not treading delicately like King Agag, or spying, but just come on a voyage of discovery for himself.

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