chewy

[choo-ee]
adjective, chewier, chewiest.
(of food) not easily chewed, as because of toughness or stickiness; requiring much chewing.

Origin:
1920–25; chew + -y1

chewiness, noun
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chewy (ˈtʃuːɪ)
 
adj , chewier, chewiest
of a consistency requiring chewing; somewhat firm and sticky

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They are chewy energy sticks in delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavors.
Then there's the ribs: chewy, savory, little pieces of heaven ripped from a pig.
Available in three delicious, chewy silicone flavors.
At that point, they seemed more chewy and rubbery than crunchy.
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