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Egg symbol

The symbol of an egg

For the probe, please see The Egg.

An egg was an ovum used for procreation of many lifeforms. Eggs that consist of a large embryo surrounded by nutrients are laid by female birds, fish or reptiles. The unhatched eggs of fish are known as caviar. Many of these eggs are commonly-prepared as food.

Alien varieties of eggs include Ktarian eggs, 'Owon eggs, Porakan eggs, Regova eggs, Takar loggerhead eggs, Taspar eggs and Zylo eggs.

The Horta, Repto-humanoids and Xindi-Insectoid all laid eggs to reproduce offspring. (TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"; VOY: "Parturition"; ENT: "Hatchery")

SymbolismEdit

Egg sculptures

Two egg sculptures in Dax's quarters

Eggs can have symbolic meanings; they often stand for the concepts of completion and rebirth. The followers of Doctor Sevrin all wore a small insignia consisting of an infinity sign within a yellow egg, itself within a white egg. In order to greet each other, they made an egg-shaped gesture with their hands and spoke the words "We reach." (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

In 2369, when Lieutenant Jadzia Dax proposed using the generators of Deep Space 9's deflector shields to create a low-level field around the station to allow it to move a great distance using only its thrusters, Chief engineering officer Miles O'Brien noted that the station could crack apart like an egg if the idea didn't work. (DS9: "Emissary")

Lieutenant Jadzia Dax kept two bejeweled egg sculptures in her quarters aboard Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Dax")

The Miradorn criminals Ah-Kel and Ro-Kel tried to sell a small egg sculpture to Quark, who himself wanted to sell the sculpture to Croden. The Miradorn demanded 1,000 bars of gold-pressed latinum for the objet d'art. (DS9: "Vortex")

As foodEdit

In 2372 in an alternate timeline, Libby served Ensign Harry Kim eggs for breakfast, but they got cold because Kim, disturbed by the shift in the timeline, could not concentrate on eating. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")

When the crew of the USS Voyager was stranded on Hanon IV, they looked for food and found a nest with large white eggs, the size of ostrich eggs. (VOY: "Basics, Part II")

According to Doctor Phlox, eggs are the part of breakfast Malcolm Reed called one of his favorite food. He liked them scrambled, poached, and over easy. (ENT: "Silent Enemy")

Among the animals in Doctor Phlox's sickbay was an egg-laying creature. From time to time this creature would lay a small, light purple egg. (ENT: "Dear Doctor"}

Egg sculpture, Vortex

A valuable sculpture of an egg

Miles O'Brien's favorite breakfast was two eggs, over easy with three strips of bacon and a side of corned beef hash. Rom ordered it a one morning at Quark's in 2373. (DS9: "The Assignment")

That same year, Neelix offered Lieutenant Tom Paris eggs for breakfast three different ways-- scrambled, sunny side up or over easy, but Paris refused due to having had a rough night, despite Neelix's entreaty that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. (VOY: "Waking Moments")

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