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jelly

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1jelly

noun jel·ly \ˈje-lē\

: a sweet and soft food made by boiling sugar and fruit juice until it is thick

: a fruit-flavored dessert made with gelatin

: a food made from meat juices and gelatin

plural jellies

Full Definition of JELLY

1
:  a soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; especially :  a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit
2
:  a substance resembling jelly in consistency
3
:  a state of fear or irresolution
4
:  a shapeless structureless mass :  pulp
jel·ly·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of JELLY

  1. a selection of different jellies and jams
  2. He spread some jelly on his toast.
  3. a jar of grape jelly
  4. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  5. a meat glaze made with stock and jelly

Origin of JELLY

Middle English gelly, from Anglo-French gelee, from feminine of gelé, past participle of geler to freeze, congeal, from Latin gelare — more at cold
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with JELLY

2jelly

verb
jel·liedjel·ly·ing

Definition of JELLY

intransitive verb
1
:  jell
2
:  to make jelly
transitive verb
:  to bring to the consistency of jelly

Examples of JELLY

  1. <this fruit juice is taking longer to jelly than I expected>

First Known Use of JELLY

1590

Rhymes with JELLY

jelly

noun jel·ly \ˈjel-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural jellies

Medical Definition of JELLY

1
:  a soft somewhat elastic food product made usually with gelatin or pectin; especially :  a fruit product made by boiling sugar and the juice of fruit
2
:  a substance resembling jelly in consistency: as a :  a transparent elastic gel b :  a semisolid medicated or cosmetic preparation often having a gum base and usually intended for local application <ephedrine jelly> c :  a jellylike preparation used in electrocardiography to obtain better conduction of electricity <electrode jelly>

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