egg


egg
I UK [eɡ] / US noun
Word forms "egg":
singular egg plural eggs
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1)
a) [countable] the round object with a shell that a female bird produces and a baby bird develops in. The mother bird lays an egg, and later the egg hatches and the baby bird comes out

a hen's/pigeon's/sparrow's egg

an ostrich egg

b) [countable/uncountable] a chicken's egg used as food

We had scrambled eggs for breakfast.

an egg sandwich

2) [countable] a small object produced by a female insect, frog, snake etc, that a young animal comes out of
3) [countable] biology a cell produced inside a woman or female animal that develops into a baby if it is fertilized by a sperm (= a male cell)

have/get egg on your faceinformal to be embarrassed or appear stupid because something that you tried to do has gone wrong

They found themselves out of pocket and with egg on their faces.

See:
walk I

II UK [eɡ] / US verb
Word forms "egg":
present tense I/you/we/they egg he/she/it eggs present participle egging past tense egged past participle egged
Phrasal verbs:

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