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noun egg pronunciation in American English // 
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  1. 1
    [countable] the round object with a shell that a female bird produces and a baby bird develops in. The mother bird lays an egg, and later the egg hatches and the baby bird comes out

    a hen's/pigeon's/sparrow's egg

    an ostrich egg

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      [countable/uncountable] a chicken's egg used as food

      We had scrambled eggs for breakfast.

      an egg salad sandwich


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