Pronunciation: (eg'shel"), [key]
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.
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.
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