a calcareous prominence at the tip of the beak or upper jaw of an embryonic bird or reptile, used to break through the eggshell at hatching.
(in embryo birds and reptiles) a temporary tooth or (in birds) projection of the beak used for piercing the eggshell
A hard, toothlike projection from the beak of embryonic birds, or from the upper jaw of embryonic reptiles, that is used to cut the egg membrane and shell upon hatching and that later falls off.
- Egg wash
noun a mix of egg yolk with water or milk and brushed over bread or pie before baking to enrich the color and gloss Examples Some recipes will have you brush with egg wash the surface of a pastry shell being baked “blind,” in order to seal the surface against moisture from the anticipated filling. […]
noun 1. the white of an egg, especially a hen’s egg, used in cooking; albumen. noun 1. the white of an egg; albumen egg white n. The albumen of an egg, used especially in cooking.
[eg] /ɛg/ noun 1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, , or shell, according to species. 2. such a body produced by a domestic bird, especially the hen. 3. the contents of an egg […]
/ˈɛɡəm/ noun 1. a town in S England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop: 27 666 (2001)