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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Egg


EGG, noun [Latin ovum, by a change of g into v.] A body formed in the females of fowls and certain other animals, containing an embryo or fetus of the same species, or the substance from which a like animal is produced. The eggs of fowls when laid are covered with a shell, and within is the white or albumen, which incloses the yolk or yellow substance. The eggs of fish and some other animals are united by a viscous substance, and called spawn. Most insects are oviparous.

EGG, to incite, is a more blunder. [See Edge.]