Entry from British & World English dictionary
An egg bought or sold in its natural state in the shell.
- Many find they taste just like shell eggs and cook like shell eggs.
- 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.
- Valued at 5.2 million, the children's shell eggs represent 27 per cent of the total Easter egg market.
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