Part of speech: noun

The yellow portion of an egg.

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Usage examples "yolk":

  1. To the yolk add milk, sugar and grape juice, and pour into glass. - "The-Suffrage-Cook-Book", Kleber, L. O., Mrs..
  2. When warm through, add the cream and the yolk of an egg; stir it well round, and, when getting thick, take out the pieces, lay them on a hot dish, and pour the sauce over. - "The Book of Household Management", Mrs. Isabella Beeton.
  3. The oblong eggs by connoisseurs are placed Above the round for whiteness and for taste: Procure them for your table without fail, For they're more fleshy, and their yolk is male. - "The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry", Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A..