ge·​lée zhə-ˈlā How to pronounce gelée (audio)
: a cosmetic gel
gelée skin cleansers
: a jellied food : an edible jelly
peach gelée

Examples of gelée in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reception-style dishes include wild mushroom and pecorino roulade, sea scallop ceviche with gooseberries, Pyramid goat cheese crisp with quince and hazelnut, and Kusshi oyster with Osetra caviar and yuzu gelee. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 20 Dec. 2019 The menu, right through a dessert of walnut ice cream paired with yogurt mousse and honey gelee, seems flawless. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2019 Flavors by the slice include the three above, plus Framboise au Chocolat with chocolate mousse, raspberry compote, chocolate sponge, ganache and raspberry gelee. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 4 Oct. 2019 Roger's volley of food begins with simple oysters; scallop crudo with crispy Iberico ham; baby heirloom tomato and tomato gelee; asparagus tempura with Romesco sauce; and steak tartare wrapped in an edible front page of the Houston Chronicle. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 19 June 2019 The aforementioned caviar course on this menu and comes with shrimp tartare and lobster gelee, among other things. Justin Phillips,, 6 June 2019 Bellemore was recognized for its high-altitude wines and dishes made with wine, like gewurztraminer gelee. Phil Vettel,, 13 June 2018 Desserts include sticky toffee pudding and pineapple gelee cheesecake. Devra First,, 7 June 2018 The first course, presented on a round pottery disk, was a Lilliputian rectangle of marshmallow capped with lemon gelee; a dime-size sunchoke tartlet; and a ham and cheese gougere. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Apr. 2018

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Word History


French, jelly, from Middle French — more at jelly

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gelée was in 1966

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“Gelée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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