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egg

noun
 
 
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FOOD [C, U] A1 an oval object produced by a female chicken, that you eat as food: a boiled/fried egg Dairy products and eggsSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
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.Animal reproductionThe development and parts of insectsSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
FEMALE CELL [C] a cell inside a female person or animal that can develop into a babyAnimal reproductionThe development and parts of insectsSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
→  See also Easter egg , scrambled eggs , have egg on your face
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