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the yellow of an egg
Not to be confused with:
yoke – a working frame for oxen
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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The part of animal egg cell that serves as a food source for the embryo.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||yolk - 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"
|2.||yolk - nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)|
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
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صَفَارُ البَيْضصَفار البيْض
lòng đỏ trứng
yolk[jəʊk] N → yema f (de huevo)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (of egg) → Eigelb nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
(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. eiergeel صَفار البيْض белтък gema žloutek das Eidotter blomme κρόκος αβγούyema rebu زرده keltuainen jauneחלמון अंडे की जर्दी, अंडे का पीला वाला हिस्सा žutanjak tojássárgája kuning telur eggjarauða tuorlo 卵の黄味 노른자위 trynys (olas) dzeltenums kuning telur dooiereggeplommeżółtko ژيړ (دهګۍ)، دپسه دوړۍ غوړ gema gălbenuş (de ou) желток žĺtok rumenjak žumance äggula ไข่แดง yumurta sarısı 蛋黃 жовток انڈے کی زردی lòng đỏ trứng 蛋黄
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
1. n. yema del huevo;
2. conjunto de sustancias que nutren al embrión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
yolkn yema; egg — yema de huevo; — sac saco vitelino
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.