jelly bean


Definition of jelly bean

: a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy

Examples of jelly bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire contents created a pool of oil substantial enough to deep-fry a jelly bean. Washington Post, 29 July 2021 Easter egg hunt, swooping about like Valkyries on a jelly bean high, throwing elbows and acquiring grass stains. Abigail Tucker, Washington Post, 6 May 2021 These beads, each only a millimeter in diameter and the consistency of a jelly bean, are then put in a furnace that is injected with gases that break down in the oven, depositing thin layers of graphite and silicon carbide around the uranium kernel. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 30 June 2020 Easter used to really be important for kids, coloring Easter eggs, a basket full of goodies, from jelly beans to chocolate rabbits, a great holiday, right up there with Halloween and a close second to Christmas. Carl Nolte,, 11 Apr. 2020 Carefully lay in a few jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Beth Segal, cleveland, 10 Apr. 2020 Work for your candy: Make a homemade papier mache pinata, fill it with chocolate eggs, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2020 On the junk food and candy front, jelly beans, gummy bears, Doritos, and Cheetos are all typically viewed the same. David Yanofsky, Quartz, 15 Apr. 2020 Leah ate Wednesday’s Passover dinner’s leftover matzo ball soup and gefilte fish for lunch on Easter Sunday, following their egg hunt and jelly bean snack. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of jelly bean

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jelly bean was in 1886

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“Jelly bean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jelly bean

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

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Kids Definition of jelly bean

: a chewy bean-shaped candy

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