Egg vs Rind - What's the difference?

egg | rind |

As nouns the difference between egg and rind

is that egg is (zoology|countable) an approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development while rind is a bovine animal, cow, ox, head of cattle.

As a verb egg

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



(wikipedia egg)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) egge, from (etyl) .


(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) .


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



    (wikipedia rind)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) rinde, from Proto-Germanic *rind?. Cognate with (etyl) Rinde.


    (en noun)
  • tree bark
  • A hard, tough outer layer, particularly on food such as fruit, cheese, etc
  • * Shakespeare
  • Sweetest nut hath sourest rind .
  • * Milton
  • Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind / With all thy charms, although this corporal rind / Thou hast immanacled.
  • The gall, the crust, the insolence; often as "the immortal rind "
  • * 1939 , Roy Forster, Joyous Deliverance , London: Thornton Butterworth, p. 262:
  • Taking the money from a man when he's got his pants down. What are you, a doctor or a tailor's tout? Thirty bucks! If I figured you'd have the rind to touch me that much I'd have lashed them up with a pair of braces!
  • * 1940 , Amy Helen Bell (ed.), London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz, 1940-1941 , published 2002, Kingston, Ontario: Queen's University, ISBN 9780612732810, p. 99:
  • April 9, 1940. Then one of our RAF customers had the rind to suggest that ‘you women ought to give up smoking for the duration you know’. This , when they have the alternative of smoking pipes which is not open to us, [...]
  • *
  • * 2010 , (David Stubbs), Send Them Victorious: England's Path to Glory 2006-2010 , O Books (Zero Books), ISBN 9781846944574, p. 12:
  • [About a football match.] Come the second half and the Trinidadians and Tobagans had the immortal rind to make excursions into the England half, the spectacle of which was deeply offensive to those whose memories extend to those happy days before 1962, when independence was unwisely conferred on this archipelago. Back in those days, a game like this would have presented little anxiety. Any goals scored by the Trinidadians, or Tobagans for that matter, would have been instantly become the property of the Crown and therefore added to England's tally. Glad times – 22 men working together for a common aim. However, such is the insolence of the modern age that these dark fellows dared approach the England penalty box, forelocks untugged, as if demanding instant entry to the Garrick club without having been put up by existing members.
    Derived terms
    * immortal rind * pork rind
    See also
    * peel * skin


    (en verb)
  • To remove the rind from.
  • Etymology 2

    Cognate with Flemish (rijne), Low German ryn.

    Alternative forms

    * rynd * rine


    (en noun)
  • An iron support fitting used on the upper millstone of a grist mill
  • Anagrams

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