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egg

1egg

verb \ˈeg, ˈāg\

Definition of EGG

transitive verb
:  to incite to action —usually used with on

Origin of EGG

Middle English, from Old Norse eggja; akin to Old English ecg edge — more at edge
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with EGG

2egg

noun, often attributive

: a hard-shelled oval thing from which a young bird is born; also : an oval or round thing from which a snake, frog, insect, etc., is born

: the egg of a bird (especially a chicken) eaten as food

biology : a cell that is produced by the female sexual organs and that combines with the male's sperm in reproduction

Full Definition of EGG

1
a :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken; also :  its contents used as food
b :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence
c :  ovum
2
:  something resembling an egg
3
:  person, sort <a good egg>
egg·less adjective
eggy \ˈe-gē, ˈā-\ adjective
egg on one's face
:  a state of embarrassment or humiliation

Examples of EGG

  1. The egg will hatch about 10 days after it is laid.
  2. the smell of rotten eggs
  3. I bought a carton of eggs.
  4. a batter made from flour and egg
  5. The egg is fertilized by the sperm.

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Origin of EGG

Middle English egge, from Old Norse egg; akin to Old English ǣg egg, Latin ovum, Greek ōion
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Embryology Terms

gravid, neonate, ontogeny, parturition

3egg

verb

Definition of EGG

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with egg
2
:  to pelt with eggs

First Known Use of EGG

1833

egg

noun \ˈeg, ˈāg\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EGG

1
:  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken (Gallus gallus)
2
:  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence
3
:  ovum

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