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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Definitions for albumen

  1. the white of an egg.
  2. Botany. the nutritive matter around the embryo in a seed.

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Citations for albumen
Tannic acid hardens albumen into a leathery substance of which the most courageous stomach is rightfully suspicious… Myrtle Reed, The Myrtle Reed Cookbook, 1916
Don't overbeat the eggs, as an overbeaten albumen results in a less-than-perfect texture. Craig Boreth, The Hemingway Cookbook, 1998
Origin of albumen
1590-1600
Albumen comes from the Latin word for "white," albus. It entered English around 1600.