glairy

glairy

[glair-ee]
adjective, glairier, glairiest.
1.
of the nature of glair; viscous.
2.
covered with glair.
Also, glaireous [glair-ee-uhs] .


Origin:
1655–65; glair + -y1

glairiness, noun
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glair (ɡlɛə)
 
n
1.  white of egg, esp when used as a size, glaze, or adhesive, usually in bookbinding
2.  any substance resembling this
 
vb
3.  (tr) to apply glair to (something)
 
[C14: from Old French glaire, from Vulgar Latin clāria (unattested) clear, from Latin clārus]
 
'glairy
 
adj
 
'glaireous
 
adj
 
'glairiness
 
n

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