egger

[ eg-er ]
/ ˈɛg ər /

noun

Origin of egger

1695–1705; egg1 + -er1; the cocoon is egg-shaped
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egger

eggar

/ (ˈɛɡə) /

noun

any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings

Word Origin for egger

C18: from egg 1, from the egg-shaped cocoon
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