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egg·shell

 (ĕg′shĕl′)
n.
1. The thin, often brittle exterior covering of the egg of a bird or reptile.
2. A pale yellow to yellowish white.
3. A kind of paint that dries to a finish having very little shine.

eggshell

(ˈɛɡˌʃɛl)
n
1. (Zoology) the hard porous protective outer layer of a bird's egg, consisting of calcite and protein
2. (Colours) a yellowish-white colour
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a type of paper with a slightly rough finish
4. (Art Terms) (modifier) (of paint) having a very slight sheen: an eggshell finish.
5. walk on eggshells to be very cautious or diplomatic for fear of upsetting someone
adj
(Colours) of a yellowish-white colour: eggshell paint.

egg•shell

(ˈɛgˌʃɛl)

n.
1. the shell of a bird's egg, consisting of keratin fibers and calcite crystals.
2. a pale, yellowish-white color.
adj.
3. like an eggshell, esp. in being thin and fragile.
4. pale yellowish-white.
5. (of paint) having little or no gloss.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eggshell - the exterior covering of a bird's eggeggshell - the exterior covering of a bird's egg
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
covering, natural covering, cover - a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
Translations
قِشْر البَيْض
skořápka
æggeskal
munankuori
tojáshéj
eggjaskurn
yumurta kabuğu

eggshell

[ˈegʃel] Ncáscara f de huevo

eggshell

[ˈɛgʃɛl] ncoquille f d'œuf eggshell whiteeggshell white nblanc cassé invegg timer egg-timer [ˈɛgtaɪmər] n (with sand)sablier m; (automatic)minuteur megg whisk nfouet megg white nblanc m d'œufegg yolk njaune m d'œuf

eggshell

[ˈɛgˌʃɛl]
1. nguscio d'uovo
2. adj (paint finish) → a guscio d'uovo; (colour) → color guscio d'uovo inv

egg1

(eg) noun
1. an oval object usually covered with shell, laid by a bird, reptile etc, from which a young one is hatched. The female bird is sitting on the eggs in the nest.
2. such an object laid by a hen, used as food. Would you rather have boiled, fried or scrambled eggs?
3. in the female mammal, the cell from which the young one is formed; the ovum. The egg is fertilized by the male sperm.
ˈegg-cup noun
a small cup-shaped container for holding a boiled egg while it is being eaten.
ˈeggplant noun
a dark purple fruit used as a vegetable.
ˈeggshell noun
the fragile covering of an egg.
put all one's eggs in one basket
to depend entirely on the success of one scheme, plan etc. You should apply for more than one job – don't put all your eggs in one basket.
teach one's grandmother to suck eggs
to try to show someone more experienced than oneself how to do something.

egg·shell

n. cáscara de huevo.
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