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scrambled eggs

Syllabification: scram·bled eggs
Pronunciation: /ˌskrambəld ˈeɡz
 
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Definition of scrambled eggs in English:

noun

1A dish of eggs prepared by beating them with a little liquid and then cooking and stirring gently.
Example sentences
  • A breakfast pizza, for those who have never had the pleasure, is a small ordinary frozen pizza with scrambled eggs and bacon, sausage, or gravy on top.
  • Breakfasts ranged from spinach frittata to scrambled eggs, sausage patties and bagels to fresh blueberry rolls.
  • Gee how early did you get up to be able to prepare the pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and fried rice?
2 informal Gold braid on a field-grade military officer’s cap.
Example sentences
  • But just don't offer Mills a cap decorated with scrambled eggs or he could raise a squawk.
  • Watery sun caught the scrambled eggs on a senior Coast Guard cap brim, and I wondered if the wearer was really planning a boat-to-boat transfer.

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