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Definition of "egg-laying" [egg-laying]

  • Oviparous; laying eggs to be hatched outside the body.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "egg-laying" in a sentence
  • "Here's what I'm sure of: I wouldn't tolerate someone ripping my dog's teeth out (baby pigs); stuffing him in a cramped wire cage (egg-laying chickens); or swinging a pickax at his face (Blue-Fin Tuna)."
  • "Today, a couple of workers can manage an egg-laying operation of almost a million chickens laying 240,000,000 eggs a year."
  • "Stokes also warned readers from the “egg-laying to early nesting” period to stay at least a quarter of a mile away from the nest as alarmed parents might abandon their nest or the young."