Translation of "egg" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk // us //

A1 an oval object made by a female chicken, eaten as food

a boiled/fried egg

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

The bird lays / its eggs in a nest.
not put all your eggs in one basket

to depend for your success on a single person or plan of action

no jugárselo todo a una sola carta
I’m applying for several jobs because I don’t really want to put all my eggs in one basket.

(Translation of “egg” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun //

an oval object usually covered with shell, laid by a bird, reptile etc, from which a young one is hatched

The female bird is sitting on the eggs in the nest.

such an object laid by a hen, used as food

Would you rather have boiled, fried, or scrambled eggs?

in the female mammal, the cell from which the young one is formed; ovum

The egg is fertilized by the male sperm.
eggcup noun

a small cup-shaped container for holding a boiled egg while it is being eaten.

eggplant noun

(American ) a dark purple fruit used as a vegetable; aubergine(British)

eggshell noun

the fragile covering of an egg.

cáscara de huevo
egg white noun

the inside part of an egg that surrounds the yellow yolk and becomes white when it is cooked

clara( de huevo)
Whisk two egg whites and add them to the mixture.
put all one’s eggs in one basket

to depend entirely on the success of one scheme, plan etc

jugárselo todo a una carta
You should apply for more than one job – don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
teach one’s grandmother to suck eggs

to try to show someone more experienced than oneself how to do something.

a perro viejo no hay tus tus

(Translation of “egg” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)