Definition of Eggshell

1. Noun. The exterior covering of a bird's egg.

Exact synonyms: Shell
Group relationships: Egg, Eggs
Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering



Definition of Eggshell

1. n. The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.

Definition of Eggshell

1. Noun. The shell around an egg. ¹

2. Noun. A pale off-white colour, like that of the eggshell. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a pale yellowish-whitish colour, like that of the eggshell. ¹

4. Adjective. Exhibiting the thinness, translucency or near-transparency, and fragility of an eggshell; as in ''eggshell porcelain.'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eggshell

1. the hard exterior of a bird's egg [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eggshell

1. 1. The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell. 2. A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eggshell

eggnog
eggnogs
eggplant
eggplant bush
eggplants
eggroll
eggrolls
eggs
eggs Benedict
eggs on
eggsalad
eggsalads
eggshake
eggshaped
eggshell (current term)
eggshell blue
eggshell calcification
eggshell lymph node calcification
eggshells
eggwash
eggwashes
eggwhisk
eggwhisks
eggwhite
eggwhites
eggy
eggy bread
eghen
egilopical

Literary usage of Eggshell

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1. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1905)
"Old Jl \^-SS5=^ China A Small Collection of eggshell Porcelain By WN Furnival BEFORE proceeding to describe in detail the specimens of eggshell porcelain ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... a race where two tides meet, for it ran every way—and the ship was tossed about like an eggshell, so that I never felt such uncertain jerks in my life. ..."

3. Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home by Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1841)
"The man told us they had the art of emptying the eggshell by perforating it with two pinholes, and blowing out the contents; whereupon the captain, ..."

4. America and the Young Intellectual by Harold Stearns (1921)
""An INTELLECTUAL eggshell PERIOD THE steadily progressing relegation in this country of the lusts of the body to a furtive subterranean life—the climax of ..."

5. The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated (1870)
"It is usually made of the tough and heavy matter of boast, and one can hardly insult another more than by comparing his skull to an emu's eggshell ; and it ..."

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