jelly bean

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of jelly bean

: a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy

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First Known Use of jelly bean

1886

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JELLY BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

jelly bean

Definition of jelly bean for English Language Learners

  • : a candy that is shaped like a bean and has a hard sugar shell with a soft center


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jelly bean

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Definition of jelly bean for Students

: a chewy bean-shaped candy

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