stringy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stringy \String"y\, adjective

1. Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root.

2. Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.

{Stringy bark} (Bot.), a name given in Australia to several trees of the genus {Eucalyptus} (as {Eucalyptus amygdalina}, {Eucalyptus obliqua}, {Eucalyptus capitellata}, {Eucalyptus macrorhyncha}, {Eucalyptus piperita}, {Eucalyptus pilularis}, & {Eucalyptus tetradonta}), which have a fibrous bark used by the aborigines for making cordage and cloth.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stringy

adjective

1: lean and sinewy [syn: {stringy}, {wiry}]

2: (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew [syn: {fibrous}, {sinewy}, {stringy}, {unchewable}]

3: forming viscous or glutinous threads [syn: {ropy}, {ropey}, {stringy}, {thready}]

4: consisting of or containing string or strings


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