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egg white

  1. the white of an egg, especially a hen's egg, used in cooking; albumen.
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Origin of egg white

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples

  • Scald the coffee pot, add the coffee, cold water and egg-white.

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  • Mix well, cool slightly and add the egg-white stiffly beaten.

  • When the gelatin begins to congeal, beat it until fluffy, add the extracts and then the egg-white.

  • Brush with an egg-white beaten with a little milk if a glossy surface is desired.

  • Since egg-white has both of these necessary qualities, it may be used for a framework either alone or in combination with gluten.

British Dictionary definitions for egg white

egg white

  1. the white of an egg; albumen
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egg white in Medicine

egg white

  1. The albumen of an egg, used especially in cooking.
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