eggshell

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From Middle English eggeshell, ege schelle, egg-shel, egg shelle, equivalent to egg +‎ shell. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Oaierskil (eggshell), Dutch eierschaal (eggshell), German Eierschale (eggshell), Danish æggeskal (eggshell), Swedish äggskal (eggshell).

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eggshell (plural eggshells)

  1. The shell around an egg.
  2. A pale off-white colour, like that of the eggshell.
    eggshell colour:    

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eggshell (comparative more eggshell, superlative most eggshell)

  1. Of a pale yellowish-whitish colour, like that of the eggshell.
  2. Exhibiting the thinness, translucency or near-transparency, and fragility of an eggshell; as in eggshell porcelain.

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