vegetable glue

vegetable glue

[′vej·tə·bəl ‚glü]
(materials)
Mostly starch- or dextrine-based glues mixed with gums, resins, or antioxidants; tapioca paste is the most common; used on cheaper plywoods, postage stamps, envelopes, and labels.

vegetable glue

A water-based treated starch which spreads easily; has low strength and poor moisture resistance; esp. used for hanging wall-paper.
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What's the Story Award - best book for children aged 4-7 years old: Vegetable Glue by Susan Chandler and Elena Odriozola.
But like other vegetable glues, they were water-soluble and too chemically unstable to provide the necessary durability.