eggshell

Definition of eggshell

egg´shell`
n.1.The shell or exterior covering of an egg. Also used figuratively for anything resembling an eggshell.
2.(Zool.) A smooth, white, marine, gastropod shell of the genus Ovulum, resembling an egg in form.
a.1.of a pale, yellowish-white color; as, an eggshell ceiling and light green walls.
2.(Architecture) having a smooth but not glossy texture like that of a hen's egg; as, a latex paint giving an eggshell finish. Also referred to as matte glaze or non-lustrous glaze.

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