What does yolk mean?

Definitions for yolkyoʊk, yoʊlk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yolk.

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)


  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

  3. Origin: [OE. yolke, yelke, olke, elke, AS. geoloca, geoleca, fr. geolu yellow. See Yellow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yolk

    yōk, Yelk, yelk, n. the yellow part of an egg: the vitellus of a seed: wool-oil.—adjs. Yolked, having a yolk; Yolk′y, like yolk. [A.S. geoloca, geolecageolo, yellow.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yolk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yolk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhang Heng:

    The sky is the egg shell, the earth is the yolk of the egg.

  2. Homa Dashtaki:

    It’s like trying to explain egg whites to people who have never seen a yolk.

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