Meaning of EGG in English

EGG

noun

1 of birds/as food

ADJECTIVE

▪ fresh

▪ bad , rotten

▪ free-range , organic

▪ chicken , duck , hen's , quail's , etc.

▪ unhatched

▪ boiled , devilled/deviled , fried , hard-boiled , poached , scrambled , soft-boiled

▪ raw

▪ beaten

▪ Scotch ( BrE )

▪ chocolate , Easter

… OF EGGS

▪ clutch

She lays a clutch of four ~s on average.

▪ box ( BrE ), carton ( AmE )

VERB + EGG

▪ lay , produce

▪ deposit (of insects, reptiles, etc.)

The beetles deposit their ~s in fields.

▪ hatch

▪ incubate

▪ emerge from , hatch from

▪ guard , protect

The males stay and guard the ~s.

▪ bury

Many reptiles bury their ~s.

▪ collect

▪ boil , cook , fry , poach , scramble

▪ break , crack

Crack two ~s into the mixture.

▪ separate

Separate the ~s, putting the whites to one side.

▪ beat , whisk

▪ brush sth with

Brush the pastry with a little beaten ~.

EGG + VERB

▪ hatch

▪ break , crack

EGG + NOUN

▪ shell (usually eggshell )

▪ white , yolk

▪ box ( BrE ), carton ( AmE )

▪ laying , production

▪ cup

▪ mayonnaise , noodles , pasta , roll (= a type of Chinese food consisting of a thin tube of pastry filled with vegetables and/or meat and fried) ( AmE ), salad , sandwich

▪ wash

Brush the dough with ~ wash.

▪ timer

▪ beater ( esp. AmE ) ( whisk in BrE )

▪ hunt

We're just decorating eggs for the ~ hunt.

PHRASES

▪ the white of an ~ , the yolk of an ~

▪ bacon and ~s , ham and ~s

a breakfast of bacon and ~s

2 cell from which a new young creature is formed

ADJECTIVE

▪ fertilized

▪ unfertilized

▪ donor

Many women conceive through the use of a donor ~.

VERB + EGG

▪ fertilize

Only one sperm fertilizes an ~.

▪ produce , release

▪ donate

EGG + NOUN

▪ donor

▪ donation

▪ removal

▪ formation

▪ cell

▪ sac

PHRASES

▪ the nucleus of an ~

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