Definition of poached egg in English:

poached egg


  • 1An egg that has been cooked in simmering or gently boiling water without its shell.

  • 2Any of several gastropod molluscs of the genus Ovula (family Ovulidae), having a smooth, oval, white shell with a narrow rim.

  • 3In similative expressions.

  • 4Cookery. A dessert resembling a poached egg in appearance, especially one consisting of a halved peach or apricot, placed on top of a piece of sponge cake and surrounded with cream.

  • 5In plural = poached egg flower. rare.


Late Middle English. From poached + egg.


poached egg

/ˌpəʊtʃt ˈɛɡ/