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jelly

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noun jel·ly \ˈje-lē\

Definition of jelly

plural

jellies

  1. 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. 2 :  a substance resembling jelly in consistency

  3. 3 :  a state of fear or irresolution

  4. 4 :  a shapeless structureless mass :  pulp

jellylike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of jelly in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


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jelly

verb jel·ly

Definition of jelly

jellied

jellying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  jell

  3. 2 :  to make jelly

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to bring to the consistency of jelly

Examples of jelly in a sentence

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

1590

First Known Use of jelly

1590



JELLY Defined for English Language Learners

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jelly

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noun jel·ly \ˈje-lē\

Definition of jelly for English Language Learners

  • : 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


JELLY Defined for Kids

jelly

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noun jel·ly \ˈje-lē\

Definition of jelly for Students

plural

jellies

  1. :  a soft springy food made from fruit juice boiled with sugar, from meat juices, or from gelatin

jellylike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

jelly

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noun jel·ly \ˈjel-ē\

Medical Definition of jelly

plural

jellies

  1. 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. 2:  a substance resembling jelly in consistency: asa:  a transparent elastic gelb:  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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