ge·​lée | \ zhə-ˈlā How to pronounce gelée (audio) \

Definition of gelée

1 : a cosmetic gel gelée skin cleansers
2 : 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, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 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, "Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat right now," 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, "New York's Lady M bakery and Baccarat bringing cake truck tour to Houston," 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, "MAD: A sensory ambush arrives at River Oaks District," 19 June 2019 The aforementioned caviar course on this menu and comes with shrimp tartare and lobster gelee, among other things. Justin Phillips,, "San Francisco French dining hub One65 brings $250 tasting menus to Union Square," 6 June 2019 Bellemore was recognized for its high-altitude wines and dishes made with wine, like gewurztraminer gelee. Phil Vettel,, "4 Chicago restaurants make Wine Enthusiast's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list," 13 June 2018 Desserts include sticky toffee pudding and pineapple gelee cheesecake. Devra First,, "Your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup," 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, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gelée

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gelée

French, jelly, from Middle French — more at jelly

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“Gelée.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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