Eggnoun Pronunciation: ed
An oval or round object laid by a female bird.
When one has chickens in the backyard, one spends most of the day standing at the door saying 'buck buck' or 'egg'. One wants to check for eggs all day long. Unfortunately, one also wants to carry any eggs inside - hence, the number of eggs laid does not generally equal the number of eggs that arrive into the kitchen. (Note to self: must buy a small egg-collecting basket!)