vegetable glue[′vej·tə·bəl ‚glü]
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.
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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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