The definition of an egg is the female reproductive cell in many animals or the thin-shelled oval body laid by hens and other animals.(noun)
An example of an egg is what gets fertilized during a female's ovulation.
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Origin: ME < ON, replacing native ey < OE æg, akin to Ger ei (pl. eier), prob. < IE base *owjom-, *ojom-, of a bird (> L ovum, Gr ōion) < *awei-, bird (> L avis)
Origin: ME eggen < ON eggja, lit., to give edge to < egg, edge
See egg in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English egge, bird's egg
Origin: , from Old Norse egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb egged, egg·ing, eggs
Origin: Middle English eggen
Origin: , from Old Norse eggja; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
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