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glairalso glaire (glâr)
1. The white of an egg.
2. A sizing or glaze made of egg white.
3. A viscous substance resembling egg white.
[Middle English glaire, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *clāria, from Latin clārus, clear; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) white of egg, esp when used as a size, glaze, or adhesive, usually in bookbinding
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any substance resembling this
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to apply glair to (something)
[C14: from Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin clāria (unattested) clear, from Latin clārus]
ˈglairy, ˈglaireous adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the white of an egg.
2. a glaze or size made of egg white.
3. any viscous substance like egg white.
[1300–50; Middle English glaire < Old French: white of an egg < Vulgar Latin *clāria; compare Latin clārus clear]
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Past participle: glaired
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