the shell of a bird’s egg, consisting of keratin fibers and calcite crystals.
a pale yellowish-white color.
rather bulky paper having a slightly rough finish.
like an eggshell, as in thinness and delicacy; very brittle; fragile.
being pale yellowish-white in color.
having little or no gloss:
eggshell white paint.
the hard porous protective outer layer of a bird’s egg, consisting of calcite and protein
a yellowish-white colour
a type of paper with a slightly rough finish
(modifier) (of paint) having a very slight sheen: an eggshell finish
walk on eggshells, to be very cautious or diplomatic for fear of upsetting someone
of a yellowish-white colour: eggshell paint
early 15c., from egg (n.) + shell (n.). Earlier ay-schelle (c.1300). Emblematic of “thin and delicate” from 1835; as a color term, from 1894. The figure of treading on eggshells “to move cautiously” is attested by 1734.
- Eggshell porcelain
noun 1. a type of very thin translucent porcelain originally made in China
- Egg slice
noun 1. a spatula for removing omelettes, fried eggs, etc, from a pan
noun 1. .
noun A person who seeks advancement through flattery; brown-nose (1950s+)