- raw white of egg, used in sizing or glazing
- a size or glaze made from this
- any sticky matter resembling raw egg white
Origin of glairMiddle English glaire from Old French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form claria from Classical Latin clarus, clear
- The white of an egg.
- A sizing or glaze made of egg white.
- A viscous substance resembling egg white.
Origin of glairMiddle English glaire from Old French from Vulgar Latin clāria from Latin clārus clear ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present glairs, present participle glairing, simple past and past participle glaired)
- To smear with egg-white.
From Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin *clāria, a substantive use of Latin clārus (“clear”).