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or yellow cake

[yel-oh-keyk] /ˈyɛl oʊˌkeɪk/
a processed oxide of uranium, U 3 O 8 , extracted and concentrated from uranium ore: used as the raw material for commercial nuclear materials, especially fuel elements in nuclear reactors.
Origin of yellowcake
First recorded in 1945-50; yellow + cake Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Refreshments might consist of yellow cake, lemonade, and yellow candy.

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  • A drawer was opened, and almost instantly in his ready hands was the largest segment of yellow cake he had ever beheld.

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  • Richard found Helen talking to her brother-in-law, over two dishes of yellow cake and smooth bread and butter.

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British Dictionary definitions for yellow cake

yellow cake

(informal) semirefined uranium ore
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