egg · noun /eg/Full view
egg (FOOD)
A1 C or U an oval object with a hard shell which is produced by female birds, especially chickens, and which is eaten as food
Dictionary examples:

a hard-boiled/soft-boiled egg

How do you like your eggs - fried or scrambled?

Learner example:

I like to eat soup, eggs, meat and salad, and drink orange juice. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Polish)

egg (BABY)
B2 C an oval object with a hard shell that contains a baby bird, insect or other creature
Dictionary examples:

The cuckoo lays her egg in another bird's nest.

After fourteen days the eggs hatch.

Learner example:

The only thing they can do is to lay eggs. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)

a nest egg
C2 a sum of money that has been saved or kept for a specific purpose
Dictionary example:

She used her nest egg to buy a really good piano.

Learner example:

She was the only heir of a rich family and her husband, who died ten years ago, le[f]t her a sizeable nest egg. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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