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 eggs on average.

box (BrE), carton (AmE)
VERB + EGG
lay, produce
deposit (of insects, reptiles, etc.)

The beetles deposit their eggs in fields.

hatch
incubate
emerge from, hatch from
guard, protect

The males stay and guard the eggs.

bury

Many reptiles bury their eggs.

collect
boil, cook, fry, poach, scramble
break, crack

Crack two eggs into the mixture.

separate

Separate the eggs, putting the whites to one side.

beat, whisk
brush sth with

Brush the pastry with a little beaten egg.

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 egg wash.

timer
beater (esp. AmE) (whisk in BrE)
hunt

We're just decorating eggs for the egg hunt.

PHRASES
the white of an egg, the yolk of an egg
bacon and eggs, ham and eggs

a breakfast of bacon and eggs

2 cell from which a new young creature is formed
ADJECTIVE
fertilized
unfertilized
donor

Many women conceive through the use of a donor egg.

VERB + EGG
fertilize

Only one sperm fertilizes an egg.

produce, release
donate
EGG + NOUN
donor
donation
removal
formation
cell
sac
PHRASES
the nucleus of an egg

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