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EtymologyEdit

Probably a remodelled form of Middle English whit of an egge (white of an egg). Compare Old Norse eggja-hvíta (egg-white), German Eiweiß.

NounEdit

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.
    Synonym: albumen

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