[ C ] a small oval object with a thin hard shell produced by a female bird and containing a young bird; a similar object produced by a female fish, insect, etc. （鸟类的）蛋；（鱼、昆虫等的）卵 • The female sits on the eggs until they hatch. 雌鸟伏在蛋上直到其孵化。 • The fish lay thousands of eggs at one time. 这种鱼一次产卵数千个。 • crocodile eggs 鳄鱼蛋 2. [ CU ] a bird's egg , especially one from a chicken, that is eaten as food （用作食物的）禽蛋；（尤指）鸡蛋 • a boiled egg 煮蛋 • bacon and eggs 熏肉加煎蛋 • fried/poached/scrambled eggs 煎╱荷包╱炒蛋 • Bind the mixture together with a little beaten egg. 用少许打过的蛋将混合料搅拌在一起。 • You've got some egg on your shirt. 你的衬衣上沾了些蛋。 • egg yolks/whites 蛋黄╱白 • egg noodles 鸡蛋面 • ducks'/quails' eggs 鸭╱鹌鹑蛋 • a chocolate egg (= made from chocolate in the shape of an egg) 巧克力蛋 ——see also Easter egg Scotch egg 3. [ C ] ( in women and female animals 妇女和雌性动物 ) a cell that combines with a sperm to create a baby or young animal 卵子；卵细胞 SYN ovum • The male sperm fertilizes the female egg. 雄性的精子使雌性的卵子受精。 • an egg donor 卵子提供者 ——see also nest egg
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