Meaning of “egg cup” in the English Dictionary

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"egg cup" in British English

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egg cupnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeɡ ˌkʌp/ us /ˈeɡ ˌkʌp/

Examples from literature

  • Like an egg in an egg cup, the ball rested on the muzzle end until firing of the charge tossed it in the general direction of the enemy. 
  • Pat's still sleeping, said her father over his egg cup. 
  • There is a tall coffee pot, hot milk pitcher, a cream pitcher and sugar bowl, a cup and saucer, two plates, an egg cup and a covered dish. 

(Definition of “egg cup” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)