- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. egg cell, ovum, embryo; oval.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. ovum, seed, germ, spawn, roe, bud, embryo, nucleus, cell, berry*, hen fruit*.Eggs commonly used as food include: hen, duck, goose, quail, turtle, fish, ostrich, guinea hen. Sizes and grades of eggs include: fancy, select, farm, ranch, western, day-old, fresh, cold-storage, large pullet, medium, small, large, jumbo, white, brown; grade AA, A, B. Prepared eggs include: fried, scrambled, poached, deviled, coddled, hard boiled, hard-cooked, soft boiled, soft-cooked, creamed, shirred, stuffed, souffl?, raw, buttered, baked, on toast, dropped, goldenrod; egg salad, ham and eggs, bacon and eggs, eggs Benedict, omelet, frittata, egg foo yong, over easy*, sunnyside up*, up*, bull's eye*, two shipwrecked on a raft*.• lay an egg*,Syn. be unsuccessful, fall flat, bomb*; see fail 1 .• put or [m1]• have all one's eggs in one basket*,Syn. chance, gamble, venture; see risk .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.ovum, embryo, roe, spawn.WORD FIND• crumbed and buttered: shirred• eggs laid at same time: clutch• shape: ovoid, ovate, oval• tester: candler• white: albumen• yolk: vitellus
English dictionary for students. 2013.