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Definition: egg and tongue
([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g
(whence OE. ey), Sw. ["a]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and
prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. 'w,o`n, Ir. ugh,
Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. Oval
1. (Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic
poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a
yolk, usually surrounded by the “white”
or albumen, and
inclosed in a shell or strong membrane.
2. (Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the
young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell.
3. Anything resembling an egg in form.
Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of
self-explaining compounds; as, egg beater or
egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc.
Egg and anchor
(Arch.), see egg-and-dart
vocabulary, below; -- called also egg and dart
, and egg and tongue
. See Anchor
, n., 5. --Ogilvie.
(Biol.), a process of cleavage or
segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous
division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells,
from the growth and differentiation of which the new
organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the ovum
, under Segmentation
(Biol.), the process of the development of
an egg, by which the embryo is formed.
(Zo["o]l.), any mite which devours the eggs of
insects, as Nothrus ovivorus
, which destroys those of
the canker worm.
(Zo["o]l.), any small hymenopterous insect,
which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other
insects. Many genera and species are known.
, egg and dart \egg and dart\
a decorative ovolo molding, having a series of egg-shaped
figures alternating with another shape in the form of a dart
or anchor. Also used attributively; as, an egg-and-dart
molding; an egg-and-dart design. Called also egg and dart
and egg and tongue
Syn: egg-and-anchor, egg and anchor, egg-and-tongue, egg and