1 of birds/as food
ADJ. fresh | addled, bad, rotten | free-range, organic | chicken, duck, hen's, quail's, etc. | chocolate, Easter | boiled, fried, hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, soft-boiled | Scotch
QUANT. clutch She lays a clutch of four eggs on average. | box
VERB + EGG lay, produce | hatch | incubate | emerge from, hatch from | 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, glaze sth with Brush the pastry with a little beaten egg.
EGG + VERB hatch | break, crack
EGG + NOUN shell (also eggshell) | white, yolk | box | mayonnaise, noodles, pasta, sandwich
PHRASES the white/yolk of an egg > Special page at FOOD
2 cell from which a new young creature is formed
ADJ. fertilized | unfertilized
VERB + EGG fertilize Only one sperm fertilizes an egg.
EGG + NOUN donor
PHRASES the nucleus of an egg