Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cup for holding a usually soft-boiled egg.

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  • n. A small dish used to support a boiled egg whilst being eaten.

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Examples

  • Somehow, it thrived, accepting mashed worm from the end of a toothpick, and eventually, birdseed from an eggcup, which it managed on its own.

    BLACKBIRD

  • Boiled wheat and peas, hardboiled egg, cherry tomates, chili cheese bits (ovenbaked), a mini Crème Brulee (made from a mix with the help of an eggcup as form) and frozen mango pieces, Thai basil as decoration.

    Bento #128 « Were rabbits

  • She's regretted that choice ever since, to the point that when we see other things she's waffling on I ask her, "Is it an eggcup?"

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • There was a bowl of stewed apples; homemade muesli consisting mostly of porridge oats, bran and shredded apple; brown bread and margarine, and a row of boiled eggs each in its eggcup and individually named.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • There's a storm in an eggcup today over Alistair Darling spending only half the week in London and the rest in Scotland while he takes his turn as Gordon Brown's stand-in during the Prime Minister's "holiday".

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • A La Ferme eggcup (egg cup) set of 4 in Chicken wired gift Box - French Hen Chicks design

    gâteau au yaourt / yogurt cake

  • But despite being so rubbish and boring that it'd be more fun to watch a TV show about a static eggcup full of gravel from Norfolk, Sooty is back!

    Rosie O’Donnell Less Drunk Than Ever Before

  • Well, to put it in perspective you should be able to gauge its size by the eggcup in the next photo

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The O2 Bar & Spa in Concourse C first caught my attention because it had the same eggcup-style stools I had admired in the SkyMall catalog.

    Greetings from Airworld!

  • To show we trust him, Ive said he can have an eggcup of it before he goes to sleep tonight.

    Fathers & Sons

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