egg

egg
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. egg cell, ovum, embryo; oval.
See beginning, reproduction, rotundity. —v. incite, goad. See cause.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. ovum, seed, germ, spawn, roe, bud, embryo, nucleus, cell, berry*, hen fruit*.
Eggs commonly used as food include: hen, duck, goose, quail, turtle, fish, ostrich, guinea hen. Sizes and grades of eggs include: fancy, select, farm, ranch, western, day-old, fresh, cold-storage, large pullet, medium, small, large, jumbo, white, brown; grade AA, A, B. Prepared eggs include: fried, scrambled, poached, deviled, coddled, hard boiled, hard-cooked, soft boiled, soft-cooked, creamed, shirred, stuffed, souffl?, raw, buttered, baked, on toast, dropped, goldenrod; egg salad, ham and eggs, bacon and eggs, eggs Benedict, omelet, frittata, egg foo yong, over easy*, sunnyside up*, up*, bull's eye*, two shipwrecked on a raft*.
lay an egg*,
Syn. be unsuccessful, fall flat, bomb*; see fail 1 .
put or [m1]have all one's eggs in one basket*,
Syn. chance, gamble, venture; see risk .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
ovum, embryo, roe, spawn.
WORD FIND
crumbed and buttered: shirred
eggs laid at same time: clutch
shape: ovoid, ovate, oval
tester: candler
white: albumen
yolk: vitellus

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