poached egg

noun

Definition of poached egg

1 : an egg dropped from its shell and cooked in simmering water for about five minutes

called also dropped egg

2 : an egg cooked in a poacher

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History and Etymology for poached egg

Middle English poched egg

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“Poached egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poached%20egg. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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