from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The thin, often brittle exterior covering of the egg of a bird or reptile.
  • noun A pale yellow to yellowish white.
  • noun A kind of paint that dries to a finish having very little shine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The shell or outside covering of an egg: chiefly said of the hard, brittle, calcareous covering of birds' eggs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form.
  • adjective of a pale, yellowish-white color.
  • adjective (Architecture) having a smooth but not glossy texture like that of a hen's egg. Also referred to as matte glaze or non-lustrous glaze.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The shell around an egg.
  • noun A pale off-white colour, like that of the eggshell.
  • adjective Of a pale yellowish-whitish colour, like that of the eggshell.
  • adjective Exhibiting the thinness, translucency or near-transparency, and fragility of an eggshell; as in eggshell porcelain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the exterior covering of a bird's egg


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

egg +‎ shell


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