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Definition of Egg


  1. The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
  2. A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
  3. Anything resembling an egg in form.
  4. To urge on; to instigate; to incite/

Egg Quotations

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Samuel Butler

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
Arnold H. Glasow

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
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Egg Translations

egg in Afrikaans is ei
egg in Dutch is ei
egg in Finnish is muna
egg in French is oeuf
egg in German is Ei
egg in Italian is uovo
egg in Norwegian is egg
egg in Portuguese is ovo
egg in Spanish is huevo
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