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yolk

 
pronunciation:
yok
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part of speech: noun
definition: the yellow part of an egg. The yolk feeds the baby bird until it is hatched. People use egg yolks in many food dishes.
This cake recipe calls for two whole eggs and three yolks.
 
derivation: yolky (adj.)
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The words yolk and yoke (a harnessing device) sound alike but have different meanings.
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