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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


Synonymseggs


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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