gelée

noun
ge·lée | \zhə-ˈlā \

Definition of gelée 

1 : a cosmetic gel gelée skin cleansers

2 : a jellied food : an edible jelly peach gelée

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Bellemore was recognized for its high-altitude wines and dishes made with wine, like gewurztraminer gelee. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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 From the imaginative cocktails and excellent wine list to start to the tart-sweet guava gelee at the end, Mister Jiu’s has found its voice. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mister Jiu’s fulfills its vision with 3½ stars," 11 Apr. 2018 The bon bon-like rounds of liver are coated in a mandarin gelee, accented with coconut cream and a scattering of winter cress. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mourad beautifully captures the soul of a chef," 7 Feb. 2018 For dessert: dark Manjari chocolate gelee, with cacao nib foam, poached rhubarb and passion fruit sorbet. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ infiltrated the Navy’s floating headquarters in Asia," 1 Feb. 2018 This is followed by Eleven Madison Park's fanciful eggs Benedict, which layers pork and bacon, silky asparagus bavarois and asparagus gelee, topped with caviar and hollandaise, and presented inside caviar tins bearing the EMP logo. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Next review: What other restaurant could pull off re-creating dishes from world's best?," 15 Sep. 2017 How about a tuna tartare that unleashes the pleasant burn of aji chile, surrounded by dabs of margarita gelee, a swish of avocado mousse, and masa crackers? Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "At the Kennison chef Bill Walker picks up where Perennial Virant left off," 14 Sep. 2017

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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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