poached egg

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poached egg (plural poached eggs)

  1. An egg that has been cooked by gently breaking it into simmering water.
    • 1992, May, Julian, Jack the Bodiless, Knopf, →ISBN, OL 1567595M:
      With adolescent perversity, he turned up his nose at all of the elegant French items on the Closerie's menu and scandalized the waitron by demanding corned-beef hash—fried extra crisp—with poached eggs, a slice of fresh papaya with lime, banana-walnut bread, and a pitcher of Mexican chocolate.


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