Meaning of “egg” - Learner’s Dictionary


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Extra Examples
an egg shella dozen eggsfree-range eggsWill you remind me to buy some eggs?Beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
FOOD [ C, U ]

A1 an oval object produced by a female chicken, that you eat as food:

a boiled/fried egg
BABY [ C ]

B2 an oval object with a hard shell that contains a baby bird, insect, or other creature:

The bird lays (= produces) its eggs in a nest.

a cell inside a female person or animal that can develop into a baby

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