Meaning of “egg yolk” in the English Dictionary


"egg yolk" in English

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egg yolknoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈeɡ ˌjəʊk/ us /ˈeɡ ˌjoʊk/

Examples from literature

  • Add the beaten egg yolks and stir until you have a smooth mixture. 
  • Beat smooth, add egg yolks, dry ingredients sifted together and fat. 
  • Beat together egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy, then add the stiffly beaten whites of eggs and stir all into the boiling milk. 
  • The egg yolk trickled down his plate. 
  • The tops are brushed with egg yolk and baked in a brisk oven. 

(Definition of “egg yolk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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