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Definition 1: animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds - [noun denoting animal]

(egg is a kind of ...) the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

(... is a kind of egg ) egg or young of an insect parasitic on mammals especially a sucking louse; often attached to a hair or item of clothing

(... is a kind of egg ) the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs

(... is a kind of egg ) the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish

(... is a kind of egg ) eggs of a silkworm

(... is a kind of egg ) eggs of female fish

(egg is a part of ...) one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

(egg is a part of ...) nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

Definition 2: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens - [noun denoting body]

Samples where egg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she kicked him in the balls and got away

Synonyms for egg in the sense of this definition

(egg is a kind of ...) a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

(egg is a kind of ...) the reproductive organs of a man

(... is a kind of egg ) a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)

(... is a kind of egg ) a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

"undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"

(egg is a part of ...) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(egg is a part of ...) network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia

(egg is a part of ...) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(egg is a part of ...) a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles

(egg is a part of ...) any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature

(egg is a part of ...) a vein from the testicles

(egg is a part of ...) a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves

(... is part of egg) external male sex organs

(... is part of egg) the reproductive system of males

Definition 3: oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for egg in the sense of this definition

(egg is a kind of ...) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(egg is a part of ...) the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water

"she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs"

(egg is a part of ...) the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen

(egg is a part of ...) the exterior covering of a bird's egg

(egg is made of the substance ...) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes

"a diet high in protein"

Definition 4: coat with beaten egg - [verb of contact]

Samples where egg or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • egg a schnitzel

(egg is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(egg belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 5: throw eggs at - [verb of contact]

(egg is a kind of ...) cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

"They pelted each other with snowballs"

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