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Egg symbol

The symbol of an 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")

Symbolism

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")

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 food

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")

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