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English noun: egg

1. egg (animal) 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

Broader (hypernym)egg cell, ovum

Narrower (hyponym)nit, roe, roe, silkworm seed, spawn

Part holonymchalaza, vitellus, yolk

2. egg (food) oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff

Part holonymalbumen, egg white, egg yolk, eggshell, ovalbumin, shell, white, yolk

Substance holonymprotein

3. egg (body) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

SamplesShe kicked him in the balls and got away.

Synonymsball, ballock, bollock, nut, orchis, testicle, testis

Broader (hypernym)gonad, male reproductive gland, sex gland

Narrower (hyponym)cobblers, undescended testicle, undescended testis

Part holonymarteria testicularis, ductus deferens, epididymis, internal spermatic artery, rete testis, seminiferous tubule, spermatic cord, testicular artery, testicular vein, vas deferens, vena testicularis

Part meronymfamily jewels, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system

English verb: egg

1. egg (contact) throw eggs at

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bombard, pelt

2. egg (contact) coat with beaten egg

SamplesEgg a schnitzel.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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