Meaning of YOLK in English


[ jəʊk ]

■ noun the yellow internal part of a bird's egg, which is rich in protein and fat and nourishes the developing embryo.

↘ Zoology the corresponding part in the ovum or larva of all egg-laying vertebrates and many invertebrates.


~ed adjective

~less adjective

~y adjective


OE geol(o)ca , from geolu 'yellow'.

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