un·​hatched | \ ˌən-ˈhacht How to pronounce unhatched (audio) \

Definition of unhatched

: not hatched unhatched eggs an unhatched chick

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After the banding, Hennen said her biggest surprise was finding another, unhatched egg against the wall as the chicks were returned to their nest. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Field Museum researchers place tracking bands on falcons hatched atop Evanston library," 6 June 2019 The new species is thought to be the largest known creature to roost by sitting on its nest to care for its unhatched young. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "It Had to Come Down to Tapes," 12 May 2017 Ryan Anthony Davis recorded two men who braved the elements and used umbrellas to shield a goose and her unhatched eggs. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Guys in Colorado protect goose, eggs from hailstorm," 10 May 2017 The new species is thought to be the largest known creature to roost by sitting on its nest to care for its unhatched young. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Fossilized Egg Identified as a New Species of Dinosaur," 9 May 2017 Now DC5, its as-yet-unhatched sibling, is getting ready to join the party by pipping its shell. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Watch a Baby Bald Eagle Hatch in Real Time," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unhatched

1601, in the meaning defined above

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