noun, verb (used with object), glaired, glair·ing.

  1. glair.


  1. the white of an egg.
  2. a glaze or size made of egg white.
  3. any viscous substance like egg white.

verb (used with object)

  1. to coat with glair.


  1. white of egg, esp when used as a size, glaze, or adhesive, usually in bookbinding
  2. any substance resembling this


  1. (tr) to apply glair to (something)

white of an egg, c.1300, from Old French glaire “white of egg, slime, mucus” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *claria (ovi) “white part (of an egg),” from Latin clarus “bright, clear” (see clear (adj.)).

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