Definitions for yolkyoʊk, yoʊlk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the yellow and principal substance of an egg, as distinguished from the white.
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
a natural grease exuded from the skin of sheep.
Origin of yolk:
bef. 1000; OE geoloca, der. of geoluyellow
egg yolk, yolk(noun)
the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
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
the yellow part of an egg
a soft yolk
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.
Origin: From geolca, from geolu.
the yellow part of an egg; the vitellus
an oily secretion which naturally covers the wool of sheep
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
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.
- صَفار البيْضArabic
- gemaPortuguese (BR)
- das EidotterGerman
- κρόκος αβγούGreek
- jaune (d'oeuf)French
- अंडे की जर्दी, अंडे का पीला वाला हिस्साHindi
- kuning telurIndonesian
- (olas) dzeltenumsLatvian
- kuning telurMalay
- ژيړ (دهګۍ)، دپسه دوړۍ غوړPashto
- gălbenuş (de ou)Romanian
- yumurta sarısıTurkish
- 蛋黃Chinese (Trad.)
- انڈے کی زردیUrdu
- lòng đỏ trứngVietnamese
- 蛋黄Chinese (Simp.)
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