Pronunciation: [WAY-voh; <em>Sp.</em> WEH-voh]

Spanish for "egg." Huevos duros are "hard-boiled eggs," huevos pasados por agua are "soft-boiled eggs," huevos escalfados are "poached eggs," huevos fritos are "fried eggs" and huevos revueltos are "scrambled eggs."

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.