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egg1 a reproductive cell within the female; ovum. [4 definitions]
egg2 to incite or encourage to act (usu. fol. by "on").
eggbeater a kitchen utensil having rotary blades, and used for beating liquid or semiliquid foods such as cream or eggs.
egghead (informal) an intellectual, considered somewhat negatively.
eggnog a drink made of beaten eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and often rum or other liquor.
eggplant a plant cultivated for its fruit, or the dark purple fruit itself, which is eaten as a vegetable. Some eggplants are ovoid in shape; others are somewhat tubular.
egg roll a thin flat square of egg dough that is folded like an envelope around finely chopped raw vegetables and shredded pork or shrimp, and then fried in deep fat.
egg sac the pouch or cocoon in which many types of spiders deposit their eggs. [2 definitions]
eggs Benedict a dish made of poached eggs placed on a slice of ham over toast or a split and toasted English muffin, and covered with hollandaise sauce.
eggshell the thin covering that encloses a bird's egg. [3 definitions]
egg tooth a toothlike growth on the noses or beaks of very young reptiles and birds with which they break the egg membrane or shell when hatching.
egis variant of aegis.
eglantine the sweet brier, a wild rose.
ego the self, as distinguished from other persons and the external world. [5 definitions]
egocentric regarding oneself as the subject, object, and standard of all things. [3 definitions]
egoism the tendency to evaluate everything in relation to one's own interests; self-centeredness. (Cf. altruism.) [3 definitions]
egoist a self-centered or selfish person. [2 definitions]
egoistic of, pertaining to, or based on egoism. [2 definitions]
egoless combined form of ego.
egomania obsessive interest in oneself.
egotism excessive self-promotion; boastfulness or conceitedness. [2 definitions]