adjective see yolk

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  • yolky — yolk ► NOUN ▪ the yellow internal part of a bird s egg, which is rich in protein and fat and nourishes the developing embryo. DERIVATIVES yolked adjective yolky adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to YELLOW(Cf. ↑yellowy) …   English terms dictionary

  • yolky — See yolk. * * * …   Universalium

  • yolky — adjective Of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of yolk …   Wiktionary

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  • yolky — kē, kiˌstressed ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: yolk + y 1. : relating to, resembling, or containing yolk 2. [probably alteration of (assumed) Middle English yoky, from Old English ēowocig, from (assumed) Old English ēowoca yolk …   Useful english dictionary

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  • vertebrate — /verr teuh brit, brayt /, adj. 1. having vertebrae; having a backbone or spinal column. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Vertebrata (or Craniata), a subphylum of chordate animals, comprising those having a brain enclosed in a skull or cranium… …   Universalium

  • yolk — also yoke noun Etymology: Middle English yolke, from Old English geoloca, from geolu yellow more at yellow Date: before 12th century 1. a. the yellow spheroidal mass of stored food that forms the inner portion of the egg of a bird or reptile and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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