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egg

noun [C]  us   /, eɪɡ/

egg noun [C] (REPRODUCTION)

biology an oval, rounded object with a hard shell produced by female birds and particular female reptiles , from which a baby animal is born when it is developed biology An egg is also a cell produced by a woman or female animal from which a baby might develop if it combines with sperm from a male.

egg noun [C] (FOOD)

the oval or rounded object with a hard shell that is produced by chickens, collected before a baby bird can develop within it, and used as food: The recipe calls for four eggs and a pint of milk. I’d like two scrambled eggs with bacon, please.
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