WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Easter egg′, 
  • a chicken egg that is dyed and often given a figure or design, or an imitation of such an egg, as an egg-shaped candy or chocolate, used at Easter as a gift or decoration.
  • Etymology:1795–1805

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Easter egg n
    1. an egg given to children at Easter, usually a chocolate egg or a hen's egg with its shell painted
    2. a bonus or extra feature hidden inside a website, computer game, or DVD, that is only revealed after repeated or lengthy viewing or playing

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