jelly bean

noun

Definition of jelly bean

  1. :  a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy

1886

First Known Use of jelly bean

1886


JELLY BEAN Defined for English Language Learners

jelly bean

noun

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


JELLY BEAN Defined for Kids

jelly bean

noun

Definition of jelly bean for Students

  1. :  a chewy bean-shaped candy


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