Adjective "yolk" definition and examples

(Yolk may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The yellow internal part of a bird's egg, which is surrounded by the white, is rich in protein and fat, and nourishes the developing embryo.
  1. mass noun 'a mass of yolk'
  2. 'The preserved eggs, with their green-and-yellow yolks and amber whites, cut into segments and arranged around a pile of chopped green peppers like the petals of a flower.'
  3. 'You may be used to eating the whites and discarding the yolks, but skip that step during pregnancy because the yolks provide extra calories, Vitamin D and folic acid.'
  4. 'The eggs were then cracked open, and the yolks and whites of the egg samples from the same batch were pooled and homogenized with an electric mixer.'
  5. 'When the whites congeal, just spoon some water over the yellow yolks and the albumen will turn white, and you have your runny eggs.'
  6. 'Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk and sugar mixture.'
  7. 'Leftover raw egg whites and yolks should be put in airtight containers and refrigerated immediately, then used within a day or two.'
  8. 'Put the rind, juice, yolks and sugar in a small basin and place over a pan of boiling water.'
  9. 'Use hands to slowly incorporate yolks into potato and flour mixture.'
  10. 'Mix egg yolk and lemon juice, add to flour mixture, and mix to a stiff dough'
  11. 'Whole egg protein contains yolks and whites, providing a high ratio of indispensable amino acids.'
  12. 'In this study, we investigated differences in maternally deposited yolk testosterone and DHT in relation to diet quality.'
  13. 'For example, yolk was present in male blood plasma, which is highly abnormal.'

More definitions

1. the yellow and principal substance of an egg, as distinguished from the white.

2. Embryology. the part of the contents of the egg of an animal that enters directly into the formation of the embryo, together with any material that nourishes the embryo during its formation.

3. the essential part; the inner core.

4. a natural grease exuded from the skin of sheep.

More examples(as adjective)

"transforms can be yolk."


Old English geol(o)ca, from geolu ‘yellow’.