Glair meaning

glâr
The white of an egg.
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A sizing or glaze made of egg white.
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A viscous substance resembling egg white.
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Raw white of egg, used in sizing or glazing.
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A size or glaze made from this.
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Any sticky matter resembling raw egg white.
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To cover with glair.
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Egg-white, especially as used in various industrial preparations.
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Any viscous, slimy substance.
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A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd.
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To smear with egg-white.
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Origin of glair

  • Middle English glaire from Old French from Vulgar Latin clāria from Latin clārus clear kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin *clāria, a substantive use of Latin clārus (“clear”).

    From Wiktionary