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definition of the word egg

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Eggs in a nest.

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajjam, by Holtzmann's Law from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Singular
egg

Plural
eggs

egg (plural eggs)

  1. (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development.
  2. (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  3. (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
    I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.
  4. (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  5. (mildly pejorative, slang) A woman of Caucasian (Western) nature, who has a desire to learn and immerse herself in the Asian Culture.

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