Meaning of YOLK in English


1. n.1 the yellow internal part of an egg that nourishes the young before it hatches.

2 Biol. the corresponding part of any animal ovum.

Phrases and idioms:

yolk-bag (or -sac) a membrane enclosing the yolk of an egg.


yolked adj. (also in comb.). yolkless adj. yolky adj.

Etymology: OE geol(o)ca f. geolu YELLOW 2. n. SUINT.

Etymology: OE eowoca (unrecorded)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.