yellowcake

or yel·low cake

[ yel-oh-keyk ]
/ ˈyɛl oʊˌkeɪk /

noun

a processed oxide of uranium, U3O8, extracted and concentrated from uranium ore: used as the raw material for commercial nuclear materials, especially fuel elements in nuclear reactors.

Nearby words

  1. yellow-yite,
  2. yellowback,
  3. yellowbark,
  4. yellowbelly,
  5. yellowbird,
  6. yelloweye rockfish,
  7. yellowface,
  8. yellowfin tuna,
  9. yellowfinch,
  10. yellowhammer

Origin of yellowcake

First recorded in 1945–50; yellow + cake

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British Dictionary definitions for yellow cake

yellow cake

noun

informal semirefined uranium ore
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