gumminess

gummy

[guhm-ee]
adjective, gummier, gummiest.
1.
of, resembling, or of the consistency of gum; viscid; mucilaginous.
2.
covered with or clogged by gum or sticky matter.
3.
exuding gum.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see gum1, -y1

gumminess, noun
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gummy1 (ˈɡʌmɪ)
 
adj , -mier, -miest
1.  sticky or tacky
2.  consisting of, coated with, or clogged by gum or a similar substance
3.  producing gum
 
[C14: from gum1 + -y1]
 
'gumminess1
 
n

gummy2 (ˈɡʌmɪ)
 
adj , -mier, -miest
1.  toothless; not showing one's teeth
 
n , -mier, -miest, -mies
2.  (Austral) a small crustacean-eating shark, Mustelus antarcticus, with bony ridges resembling gums in its mouth
3.  (NZ) an old ewe that has lost its incisor teeth
 
[C20: from gum² + -y1]
 
'gummily2
 
adv

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