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hundred-year egg


any egg (usu. chicken) that has been preserved by being covered with a coating of lime, ashes, and salt before being shallowly buried for 100 days and which then has a pungent cheeselike flavor; also called century egg , thousand-year egg , Ming Dynasty egg , ancient egg , fermented egg , also written hundred-year-old egg

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