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Meaning of EGGSHELL

Pronunciation:  'eg`shel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the exterior covering of a bird's egg
 

EGGSHELL is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: shell
 
 See Also: cover, covering, egg, eggs, natural covering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Egg"shell`\, n.
1. The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used
   figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the
   genus {Ovulum}, resembling an egg in form.

 
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