Definition of shell egg in English:

shell egg


  • An egg bought or sold in its natural state in the shell.

    • ‘Pasteurized shell eggs began appearing on major supermarket shelves, in hospital kitchens and in major restaurant and hotel chains along the East Coast this spring.’
    • ‘Many find they taste just like shell eggs and cook like shell eggs.’
    • ‘Valued at 5.2 million, the children's shell eggs represent 27 per cent of the total Easter egg market.’
    • ‘Fresh shell eggs can be kept refrigerated in their carton for at least 4-5 weeks beyond the pack date.’
    • ‘‘Eggs are a great nutritional food and we want - through this innovation - to remove all barriers that may prevent consumption of shell eggs,’ he says.’