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[eg-kuhp] /ˈɛgˌkʌp/
a small cup or bowl for serving a boiled egg.
Origin of eggcup
First recorded in 1825-35; egg1 + cup Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for egg cup
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  • After some few seconds it has become a large duck's egg which he places in an egg cup on the table in full view of the audience.

    Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson
  • Drink is likely to stir a certain respect for an egg cup and more water melon than was ever eaten yesterday.

    Tender Buttons Gertrude Stein
  • Miss Keren-happuch cracked her egg with a decisive blow on the edge of a saucer—her establishment did not boast an egg cup.

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart
  • I suppose neither of you happens to have an egg cup and a spoon in your pocket, have you?

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • I think you could use an egg cup and press it down hard; that would make little circles.

    The Fun of Cooking Caroline French Benton
  • Cooked in the shell (medium or soft-boiled) eggs should be served in an egg cup or egg glass, on a plate, and under cup or glass.

  • It consists of a candle stand in the form of an egg cup bearing an ostrich egg.

  • We turned in at midnight, Pyne and I sharing a room, and he broke my only egg cup with his heel.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • I can't eat 'em that way—I'm no weasel—and I told the waiter I wanted an egg cup.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for egg cup

egg cup

a small cuplike container, used for holding a boiled egg while it is being eaten
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