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yolk

 (yōk)
n.
1.
a. The portion of the egg of egg-laying vertebrates, such as reptiles and birds, and of certain invertebrates that consists chiefly of protein and fat and serves as the primary source of nourishment for the early embryo.
b. This portion of the egg of a bird, especially a chicken, which is large, yellow, and surrounded by albumen.
2. A greasy substance found in unprocessed sheep's wool, which is refined to make lanolin.

[Middle English yolke, from Old English geolca, from geolu, yellow; see yellow.]

yolk′y adj.

yolk

(jəʊk)
n
1. (Zoology) the substance in an animal ovum consisting of protein and fat that nourishes the developing embryo.
2. (Zoology) a greasy substance secreted by the skin of a sheep and present in the fleece
[Old English geoloca, from geolu yellow]
ˈyolkless adj
ˈyolky adj

yolk

(yoʊk, 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.
3. a natural grease exuded from the skin of sheep.
[before 1000; Old English geoloca, derivative of geolu yellow]
yolked, adj.
yolk′y, adj.

yolk

(yōk)
The yellow internal part of the egg of a bird or reptile. The yolk is surrounded by the albumen and supplies food to the developing young.

yolk

The part of animal egg cell that serves as a food source for the embryo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yolk - the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumenyolk - the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
fixings, ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
2.yolk - nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)yolk - nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
Translations
صَفَارُ البَيْضصَفار البيْض
žloutek
blomme
keltuainenmunankeltuainen
žumanjakžutanjak
tojássárgája
eggjarauîa
卵の黄身
노른자
trynys
dzeltenums
žĺtok
rumenjak
žumanceжуманце
äggulagula
ไข่แดง
زردى
lòng đỏ trứng

yolk

[jəʊk] Nyema f (de huevo)

yolk

[ˈjəʊk] njaune m, jaune m d'œuf

yolk

n (of egg)Eigelb nt

yolk

[jəʊk] ntuorlo, rosso (d'uovo)

yolk

(jouk) noun
(also ˈegg-yolk) the yellow part of an egg. The child will only eat the yolk of an egg – she won't eat the white.

yolk

صَفَارُ البَيْض žloutek blomme Eidotter κρόκος yema munankeltuainen jaune d’œuf žutanjak tuorlo 卵の黄身 노른자 eierdooier eggeplomme żółtko gema do ovo желток äggula ไข่แดง yumurtanın sarısı lòng đỏ trứng 蛋黄

yolk

1. n. yema del huevo;
2. conjunto de sustancias que nutren al embrión.

yolk

n yema; egg — yema de huevo; — sac saco vitelino
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There, he finds Twemlow in his lodgings, fresh from the hands of a secret artist who has been doing something to his hair with yolks of eggs.
It might be so,' says Twemlow; 'but--' And perplexedly scratching his head, forgetful of the yolks of eggs, is the more discomfited by being reminded how stickey he is.
Stay, master, look: that group of black roofs which make such singular angles yonder, above that heap of black, fibrous grimy, dirty clouds, where the moon is completely crushed and spread out like the yolk of an egg whose shell is broken.
But of all this Robin knew not a whit; so he whistled merrily as he trudged along the road beyond Stanton, with his heart as free from care as the yolk of an egg is from cobwebs.
And he arrived at the laying-yard and caught Jerry, red-pawed and red-mouthed, in the midst of his fourth kill of an egg-layer, the raw yellow yolk of the portion of one egg, plastered by Agno to represent many eggs, still about his eyes and above his eyes to the bulge of his forehead.
Not so easy when one is eating a demnition egg,' replied Mr Mantalini; 'for the yolk runs down the waistcoat, and yolk of egg does not match any waistcoat but a yellow waistcoat, demmit.
But in place of the white and the yolk of the egg, a little yellow Chick, fluffy and gay and smiling, escaped from it.
The exquisite colouring and forms astonished and charmed him, who had scarcely ever seen any but a hen's egg or an ostrich's, and by the time he was lugged away to bed he had learned the names of at least twenty sorts, and dreamed of the glorious perils of tree- climbing, and that he had found a roc's egg in the island as big as Sinbad's, and clouded like a tit-lark's, in blowing which Martin and he had nearly been drowned in the yolk.
Bishop said that when he was a young man, and had fallen for a brief space into the habit of writing sermons on Saturdays, a habit which all young sons of the church should sedulously avoid, he had frequently been sensible of a depression, arising as he supposed from an over- taxed intellect, upon which the yolk of a new-laid egg, beaten up by the good woman in whose house he at that time lodged, with a glass of sound sherry, nutmeg, and powdered sugar acted like a charm.
5oz) icing sugar 100g (4oz) butter, diced 2 egg yolks Few drops of vanilla extract Filling 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra sifted to decorate 1 tsp vanilla extract 300ml double cream 150g (5oz) raspberries Little icing sugar, sifted, to decorate, optional 1.
pastry shops) have a greater preference for eggs with darker-colored yolks (Lokaewmanee et al.
Diane Pogson said: "I recently bought my usual dozen eggs from Morrisons and five of them had double yolks.