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Eggs and laying eggs - synonyms or related words

broody

adjective

wanting to lay eggs or sit on them

clutch

noun

a set of eggs that a chicken produces at one time, or the chickens that come from those eggs

egg

noun

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

egg

noun

a small object produced by a female insect, frog, snake etc, that a young animal comes out of

eggshell

noun

the hard outside layer of an egg

frogspawn

noun

a mass of frog’s eggs

incubate

verb

biology

if a bird incubates its eggs, or if they incubate, it keeps them warm until the young birds inside come out

incubation period

noun

biology

the amount of time that it takes for eggs or cells to develop

lay

verb

if a female animal such as a bird or fish lays an egg, it produces the egg by pushing it from its body

new-laid

adjective

a new-laid egg has just come out of a female bird’s body

spawn

noun

the eggs of a frog or fish protected by a transparent layer

incubation

noun

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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