White of egg
White White, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The color of pure snow; one of the natural colors of bodies, yet not strictly a color, but a composition of all colors; the opposite of black; whiteness. See the Note under {Color}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

Finely attired in a of white. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Something having the color of snow; something white, or nearly so; as, the white of the eye. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, the central part of the butt in archery, which was formerly painted white; the center of a mark at which a missile is shot. [1913 Webster]

'T was I won the wager, though you hit the white. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A person with a white skin; a member of the white, or Caucasian, races of men. [1913 Webster]

5. A white pigment; as, Venice white. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to {Pieris}, and allied genera in which the color is usually white. See {Cabbage butterfly}, under {Cabbage}. [1913 Webster]

{Black and white}. See under {Black}.

{Flake white}, {Paris white}, etc. See under {Flack}, {Paris}, etc.

{White of a seed} (Bot.), the albumen. See {Albumen}, 2.

{White of egg}, the viscous pellucid fluid which surrounds the yolk in an egg, particularly in the egg of a fowl. In a hen's egg it is alkaline, and contains about 86 per cent of water and 14 per cent of solid matter, the greater portion of which is egg albumin. It likewise contains a small amount of globulin, and traces of fats and sugar, with some inorganic matter. Heated above 60[deg] C. it coagulates to a solid mass, owing to the albumin which it contains. --Parr.

{White of the eye} (Anat.), the white part of the ball of the eye surrounding the transparent cornea. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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