egg white

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From egg +‎ white, probably a remodelled form of Middle English whit of an egge (white of an egg). Compare Old Norse eggja-hvíta (egg-white).

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egg white (countable and uncountable, plural egg whites)

  1. the clear part of an egg surrounding the yolk, which turns white when cooked or beaten. Also known as the albumen.

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