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egg-shaped

[eg-sheypt]
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  1. having an oval form, usually with one end larger than the other.
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Origin of egg-shaped

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

ellipticaloblongovateovoidpear-shaped

Examples from the Web for egg-shaped

Historical Examples

  • They are egg-shaped, about an inch in diameter, and furnish the germs or ovules.

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    B.G. Jefferis

  • The root is thick and woody and the capsule is egg-shaped and ribbed, with no stem.

  • The capsule is egg-shaped and pointed, the seeds black and angled.

  • Season with salt and paprika, and make into egg-shaped balls.

  • The winter buds are ½ inch long, egg-shaped, polished, and light brown.

    Forest Trees of Illinois

    Fuller George D.