Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen, and vitellus, contained within various thin membranes. Popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, duck, quail, roe, and caviar, but the egg most often consumed by humans is the chicken egg, by a wide margin.

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  1. An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
  2. The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  3. The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
  4. The female primary cell, the ovum.
  5. Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
  6. A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  7. , 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).
  8. A foolish or obnoxious person.
  9. In terms such as good egg, bad egg, tough egg etc., a person, fellow.


  1. To throw eggs at.
  2. To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
  3. To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
    After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To encourage, incite.

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