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 for Egg
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gamete \Gam"ete\ (g[a^]m"[=e]t; g[.a]*m[=e]t"; the latter
     usually in compounds), n. [Gr. gameth` wife, or game`ths
     husband, fr. gamei^n to marry.] (Biol.)
     A sexual cell or germ cell having a single set of unpaired
     chromosomes; a conjugating cell which unites with another of
     like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot.,
     gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower
     thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore.
     The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male)
     and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and
     the resulting zygote an oospore. In Zool., gamete is most
     commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though
     also extended to the germ cells of higher forms.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Egg \Egg\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Egged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Egging.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See
     To urge on; to instigate; to incite?
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           Adam and Eve he egged to ill.            --Piers
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           [She] did egg him on to tell
           How fair she was.                        --Warner.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Egg \Egg\ ([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g
     (whence OE. ey), Sw. [aum]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and
     prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. 'w,o`n, Ir. ugh,
     Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. Oval.]
     1. (Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic
        poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a
        yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and
        inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
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     2. (Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the
        young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
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     3. Anything resembling an egg in form.
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     Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of
           self-explaining compounds; as, egg beater or
           egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc.
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     Egg and anchor (Arch.), see egg-and-dart in the
        vocabulary, below; -- called also egg and dart, and egg
        and tongue. See Anchor, n., 5. --Ogilvie.
     Egg cleavage (Biol.), a process of cleavage or
        segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous
        division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells,
        from the growth and differentiation of which the new
        organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the
        ovum, under Segmentation.
     Egg development (Biol.), the process of the development of
        an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
     Egg mite (Zo["o]l.), any mite which devours the eggs of
        insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of
        the canker worm.
     Egg parasite (Zo["o]l.), any small hymenopterous insect,
        which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other
        insects. Many genera and species are known.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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
      2: oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as
         food [syn: egg, eggs]
      3: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce
         spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the
         balls and got away" [syn: testis, testicle, orchis,
         ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg]
      v 1: throw eggs at
      2: coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "egg":
     Anlage, albumen, boiled eggs, bud, caviar, coddled eggs,
     deviled eggs, dropped eggs, egg cell, egg white, eggs, eggshell,
     embryo, female gamete, fish eggs, fried eggs, germ, germen, glair,
     loins, nucleus, omelet, ooecium, ovicell, ovule, ovum,
     poached eggs, roe, rudiment, scrambled eggs, seed, shirred eggs,
     souffle, spawn, spermatozoon, stirp, stuffed eggs, vitellus, white,
     yellow, yolk

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Elektronischer Geschaeftsverkehr-Gesetz Germany

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      The binary code that is the payload for buffer overflow and format string
      attacks. Typically, an egg written in assembly and designed to enable
      remote access or escalate privileges from an ordinary user account to
      administrator level when it hatches. Also known as shellcode.
      The name comes from a particular buffer-overflow exploit that was
      co-written by a cracker named eggplant. The variable name ?egg? was used to
      store the payload. The usage spread from people who saw and analyzed the

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. beytsah, "whiteness"). Eggs deserted (Isa. 10:14), of a
     bird (Deut. 22:6), an ostrich (Job 39:14), the cockatrice (Isa.
     59:5). In Luke 11:12, an egg is contrasted with a scorpion,
     which is said to be very like an egg in its appearance, so much
     so as to be with difficulty at times distinguished from it. In
     Job 6:6 ("the white of an egg") the word for egg (hallamuth')
     occurs nowhere else. It has been translated "purslain" (R.V.
     marg.), and the whole phrase "purslain-broth", i.e., broth made
     of that herb, proverbial for its insipidity; and hence an
     insipid discourse. Job applies this expression to the speech of
     Eliphaz as being insipid and dull. But the common rendering,
     "the white of an egg", may be satisfactorily maintained.

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