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February 23, 2014 - Word of the Day: yolk

 

The yellow inside area of an egg is called the yolk. This is a rich source of protein for the animal that feeds on the yolk as it develops inside of an egg shell. It's also a good source of protein for people who like to eat eggs.

Some people separate the egg white from the yolk because the white part is less caloric, but most of the flavor of the egg is found in the yolk.

This word is hard for some students to pronounce. Here are a couple things to consider.

  1. The "l" is silent.
  2. This word rhymes with many words in Englsh.
  • joke
  • Coke
  • folk
  • spoke
  • soak
  • yolk

Here are some words that rhyme with "yolk."

yolk  yolk

 

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