glair also 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-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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