What does the word albumen mean?

Usage examples for albumen

  1. The tenderness of well- cooked meat is consequently proportioned to the amount of albumen deposited in its substance. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. The albumen is gradually dissolved from the surface to the centre; the fibre loses, more or less, its quality of shortness or tenderness, and becomes hard and tough: the thinner the piece of meat is, the greater is its loss of savoury constituents. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. Everything goes down, including the morsels in which I feared that I had overdone the addition of albumen. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre

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