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Meaning of eggshell

egg•shell

Pronunciation: (eg'shel"), [key]
— n.
  1. the shell of a bird's egg, consisting of keratin fibers and calcite crystals.
  2. a pale yellowish-white color.
  3. rather bulky paper having a slightly rough finish.
—adj.
  1. like an eggshell, as in thinness and delicacy; very brittle; fragile.
  2. being pale yellowish-white in color.
  3. having little or no gloss: eggshell white paint.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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