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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 nest egg, n.
 1. An egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it, and to induce her to lay more in the same place.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 nest egg
      n 1: a fund of money put by as a reserve [syn: savings]
      2: device consisting of an artificial egg left in a nest to
         induce hens to lay their eggs in it