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glair

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[ glair ]
/ glɛər /
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noun
the white of an egg.
a glaze or size made of egg white.
any viscous substance like egg white.
verb (used with object)
to coat with glair.
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Origin of glair

1300–50; Middle English glaire<Old French: white of an egg <Vulgar Latin *clāria; compare Latin clārus clear
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British Dictionary definitions for glair

glair
/ (ɡlɛə) /

noun
white of egg, esp when used as a size, glaze, or adhesive, usually in bookbinding
any substance resembling this
verb
(tr) to apply glair to (something)

Derived forms of glair

glairy or glaireous, adjectiveglairiness, noun

Word Origin for glair

C14: from Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin clāria (unattested) clear, from Latin clārus
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