Egg vs Egglike - What's the difference?

egg | egglike |


As a noun egg

is (zoology|countable) an approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.

As a verb egg

is to throw eggs at or egg can be to encourage, incite.

As an adjective egglike is

ovate, resembling an egg or some aspect of one.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

egg

English

(wikipedia egg)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) egge, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
  • (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  • (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
  • (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
  • A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  • (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur), (potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and immerse him- or herself in East Asian culture, and/or such a person who is perceived as behaving as if he or she were Asian (from the "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
  • (NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.
  • In terms such as good egg'', ''bad egg'', ''tough egg etc., a person, fellow.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To throw eggs at.
  • To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
  • To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
  • After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * egg-nog, eggnog * egg-shell, eggshell * * * * * * * * * * * * * scrambled egg, scrambled eggs *

    See also

    * caviar * roe

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To encourage, incite.
  • Derived terms
    * 1000 English basic words ----

    egglike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Ovate, resembling an egg or some aspect of one.
  • Synonyms

    * eggy