Yolk meaning

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The definition of a yolk is the yellow part of an egg.

An example of a yolk is the part you remove to make an egg white omelet.

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The protein and fat stored in the ovum, that serves as nourishment for the growing embryo.
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A greasy substance found in unprocessed sheep's wool, which is refined to make lanolin.
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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.
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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.

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The grease in a sheep's fleece.
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A greasy substance found in unprocessed sheep's wool, which is refined to make lanolin.
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The yellow, principal substance of an egg, as distinguished from the albumen, or white.
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Origin of yolk

  • Middle English yolke from Old English geolca from geolu yellow yellow
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English Ä¡eolca, from Ä¡eolu (“yellow").
    From Wiktionary