Associations to the word «Egg»


EGG, noun. (zoology) (countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
EGG, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.
EGG, noun. (biology) (countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
EGG, noun. Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
EGG, noun. A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
EGG, noun. (mildly pejorative) (slang) (ethnic slur), (potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and immerse him- or herself in East Asian culture, and/or such a person who is perceived as behaving as if he or she were Asian (from the "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
EGG, noun. (NZ) (pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.
EGG, noun. (informal) A person, fellow.
EGG, verb. To throw eggs at.
EGG, verb. To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
EGG, verb. To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
EGG, verb. (transitive) (obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.
EGG AND SPOON RACE, noun. (chiefly British) (games) A race in which competitors must carry an egg on a small spoon and race to the finish line without dropping the egg.
EGG AND SPOON RACES, noun. Plural of egg and spoon race
EGG BANK, noun. A repository for eggs (female gametes), both in the context of ecology (i.e. storing the eggs of an endangered species) and in the context of human reproductive technology.
EGG BREAD, noun. Eggy bread
EGG CASE, noun. A protective capsule that contains the eggs of some insects and molluscs
EGG CASE, noun. The leathery egg of certain marine animals such as sharks and skate
EGG CELL, noun. A cell, found in females, which merges with a sperm cell to form a zygote.
EGG CREAM, noun. (US) A drink consisting of milk and soda water with vanilla or chocolate syrup.
EGG CUP, noun. Alternative spelling of eggcup
EGG CUPS, noun. Plural of egg cup
EGG DONATION, noun. The process by which a woman provides one or several eggs (ova, oocytes) for purposes of assisted reproduction or biomedical research
EGG DONATIONS, noun. Plural of egg donation
EGG DROP, noun. The food created by dropping beaten raw egg into boiling water bit by bit.
EGG DROP SOUP, noun. A Chinese soup of wispy beaten eggs in boiled chicken broth.
EGG DROP SOUPS, noun. Plural of egg drop soup
EGG HUNT, noun. An Easter festival, where young children "hunt" for Easter eggs.
EGG IN ONE'S BEER, noun. (US) A bonus. [a 1944]
EGG MATZA, noun. Matza made with egg, juice, or the like in the dough, rather than only water.
EGG MATZAH, noun. Matzah made with egg, juice, or the like in the dough, rather than only water.
EGG MATZAHS, noun. Plural of egg matzah
EGG MATZAS, noun. Plural of egg matza
EGG MATZO, noun. Matzo made with egg, juice, or the like in the dough, rather than only water.
EGG MATZOS, noun. Plural of egg matzo
EGG MAYONNAISE, noun. A snack of salad topped with mayonnaise and a cold hard boiled egg.
EGG NOG, noun. Alternative spelling of eggnog
EGG OF COLUMBUS, noun. A brilliant idea or discovery that seems simple after the fact.
EGG ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
EGG PASTA, noun. Pasta, in which beaten egg is mixed with the flour and water to make the dough
EGG RING, noun. A round metal ring, approximately 1 cm high, used when cooking to prevent an egg spreading across the cooking surface.
EGG RINGS, noun. Plural of egg ring
EGG ROLL, noun. A food made made by wrapping a combination of chopped vegetables, possibly meat, and sometimes noodles, in a sheet of dough, dipping the dough in egg or an egg wash, then deep frying it.
EGG ROLL, noun. In many Asian countries and among their emigrants, an egg-based, flute-shaped pastry, with typically yellowish, flaky crust, often eaten as a sweet snack or dessert; A crispy biscuit roll.
EGG ROLLS, noun. Plural of egg roll
EGG SALAD, noun. A dish made primarily of chopped hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise, often including other ingredients such as celery or mustard; it is frequently used as a sandwich spread.
EGG SALADS, noun. Plural of egg salad
EGG SANDWICH, noun. A sandwich made with hard-boiled eggs mixed with mayonnaise.
EGG SANDWICH, noun. A fried egg between two slices of bread, optionally with tomato ketchup or brown sauce
EGG SATURDAY, noun. (Christianity) The Saturday before Ash Wednesday. At the University of Oxford, the pasch eggs are provided for the students on that day.
EGG SLICE, noun. A type of spatula used for removing fried eggs from a pan.
EGG SQUASH, noun. A subspecies of squash with small egg-shaped fruit, Cucurbita pepo subsp. polymorpha
EGG SQUASHES, noun. Plural of egg squash
EGG TART, noun. A baked pastry commonly made in Hong Kong, Macau and other parts of Asia consisting of an outer pastry crust that is filled with egg custard.
EGG TARTS, noun. Plural of egg tart
EGG TEETH, noun. Plural of egg tooth
EGG TIMER, noun. A small version of an hourglass used to time the boiling of an egg.
EGG TIMER, noun. (by extension) A timer that can be set to sound an alarm after a certain amount of time; a kitchen timer.
EGG TIMER, noun. (computing) An hourglass mouse pointer.
EGG TIMERS, noun. Plural of egg timer
EGG TOOTH, noun. (zoology) A small, sharp, cranial protuberance used by offspring to break or tear through the egg's surface during hatching.
EGG WASH, noun. Egg (yolk or white) mixed with a little milk; brushed on pastry before baking to give a glazed appearance
EGG WASHES, noun. Plural of egg wash
EGG WHITE, noun. The clear part of an egg surrounding the yolk, which turns white when cooked or beaten. Also known as the albumen.
EGG WHITES, noun. Plural of egg white
EGG WRACK, noun. Knotted wrack
EGG YOKE, noun. Misspelling of egg yolk.
EGG YOLK, noun. The yellow central part of a chicken’s (or other bird’s) egg.
EGG YOLKS, noun. Plural of egg yolk

Dictionary definition

EGG, noun. Animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds.
EGG, noun. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
EGG, noun. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away".
EGG, verb. Throw eggs at.
EGG, verb. Coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel".

Wise words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa