Definitions for yolkyoʊk, yoʊlk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yolkyoʊk, yoʊlk(n.)

  1. the yellow and principal substance of an egg, as distinguished from the white.

  2. the part of the contents of the egg of an animal that enters directly into the formation of the embryo, together with any material that nourishes the embryo during its formation.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  3. a natural grease exuded from the skin of sheep.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of yolk:

bef. 1000; OE geoloca, der. of geoluyellow


Princeton's WordNet

  1. egg yolk, yolk(noun)

    the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen

  2. yolk, vitellus(noun)

    nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yolk(noun)ʊk, yoʊlk

    the yellow part of an egg

    a soft yolk


  1. yolk(Noun)

    The yellow, spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the white albumen, and serves as nutriment for the growing young.

    To make meringue, you have to separate the white from the yolk.

  2. Origin: From geolca, from geolu.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yolk(noun)

    the yellow part of an egg; the vitellus

  2. Yolk(noun)

    an oily secretion which naturally covers the wool of sheep

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. YOLK

    The legacy of the hen and the burden of its lay. YOKE The inheritance of the hen-pecked and the burden of the married.

Translations for yolk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(alsoˈegg-yolk ) the yellow part of an egg

The child will only eat the yolk of an egg; – she won't eat the white.

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