[ yelk ]

nounOlder Use.

Words Nearby yelk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use yelk in a sentence

  • The word yelk is sometimes written yolk and pronounced yoke.

  • But yelk is the most correct orthography, from the Saxon gealkwe; and in this country, it is the general pronunciation.

  • Eggs look very prettily cooked in this way, the yelk being just visible through the white.

  • The chalaza, we see, is twisted at each pole of the yelk-globe, until it resembles a piece of twine: what is the meaning of this?

    Omphalos | Philip Henry Gosse
  • Some prefer the yelk and white of the egg beaten separately.

    The National Cook Book, 9th ed. | Hannah Mary Peterson

British Dictionary definitions for yelk


/ (jɛlk) /

  1. a dialect word for yolk (def. 1)

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