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eggshell

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noun egg·shell \ˈeg-ˌshel, ˈāg-\

Definition of eggshell

  1. 1 :  the hard exterior covering of an egg

  2. 2 :  something resembling an eggshell especially in fragility

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First Known Use of eggshell

14th century


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eggshell

adjective egg·shell

Definition of eggshell

  1. 1 :  thin and fragile

  2. 2 :  slightly glossy

  3. 3 :  yellowish white

First Known Use of eggshell

1835


EGGSHELL Defined for English Language Learners

eggshell

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Definition of eggshell for English Language Learners

  • : the hard outside part of an egg : the shell of an egg


EGGSHELL Defined for Kids

eggshell

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noun egg·shell \ˈeg-ˌshel, ˈāg-\

Definition of eggshell for Students

  1. :  the shell of an egg


Medical Dictionary

eggshell

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noun egg·shell \ˈeg-ˌshel, ˈāg-\

Medical Definition of eggshell

  1. :  the hard exterior covering of an egg



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