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YOLK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yolk mean? 

YOLK (noun)
  The noun YOLK has 2 senses:

1. the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
2. nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

  Familiarity information: YOLK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


YOLK (noun)


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Meaning:

The yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

egg yolk; yolk

Hypernyms ("yolk" is a kind of...):

fixings; ingredient (food that is a component of a mixture in cooking)

Holonyms ("yolk" is a part of...):

egg; eggs (oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food)


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Meaning:

Nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

vitellus; yolk

Hypernyms ("yolk" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Holonyms ("yolk" is a part of...):

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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