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Poached egg   /poʊtʃt ɛg/   Listen
Poached egg

noun
1.
Egg cooked in gently boiling water.  Synonym: dropped egg.






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"Poached egg" Quotes from Famous Books



... businesslike peck, emphasized by contact with the point of a stone-cold nose, on Magdalen's cheek. Aunt Aggie greeted her niece with small inarticulate cluckings of affection. Have you ever kissed a tepid poached egg? Then you know what it is to ...
— Prisoners - Fast Bound In Misery And Iron • Mary Cholmondeley

... If you insist on anything else, it so demoralizes them that the dinner is a ruin.) Our savoury was rather ambitious—stuffed eggs rolled in vermicelli. It tasted rather like a bird's-nest, and one felt it had taken a lot of making and rolling in brown hands. I envied the simpler poached egg on tomato of the engineer. You can't ...
— Olivia in India • O. Douglas



Words linked to "Poached egg" :   dropped egg, dish



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