un·​hatched ˌən-ˈhacht How to pronounce unhatched (audio)
: not hatched
unhatched eggs
an unhatched chick

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But instead of being surrounded by a noisy flock of parents, atop every nest was either a single unhatched egg or a single newborn chick, quietly struggling in discomfort. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 27 Aug. 2019 Their larvae grow inside the planthopper eggs where they're laid, consuming the unhatched planthoppers from the inside out. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2012 Almost fully intact circular outline of egg possibly indicating it to be unhatched and no loose eggshells are found in the clutch P6. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2023 Looking at two adjacent residences, the researchers found bones from both juvenile and adult toms, eight unhatched eggs, multiple recently hatched chicks and at least one hen kept to lay eggs. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2016 The female python and hatchlings were given to McDuffie and the 23 unhatched eggs were turned over to the Big Cypress Python research program, CBS Miami reports. CBS News, 13 July 2022 In Berkeley, the early bird gets Annie and her two unhatched eggs. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 The nest also contained an unhatched egg, which may have attracted a hungry carnivore. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 6 July 2021 These bugs and any unhatched eggs will all be killed with our first hard freeze. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhatched was in 1601

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“Unhatched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhatched. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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