jelly bean


Definition of jelly bean

: a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy

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In the decade since its debut, vendors have introduced scores of new deep-fried items: butter, jelly beans, strawberry shortcake, lasagna, s’mores, cannoli and even Kool-Aid. Leeanne Griffin,, "What’s new to eat at The Big E for 2019? Chocolate ganache on your cream puffs, cheesy creations, and, yes, lots of deep-fried goodness," 23 Aug. 2019 Kangaroos are pregnant for only 30 to 35 days before giving birth to a baby about the size of a jelly bean, the zoo said., "A new baby kangaroo has arrived at the Franklin Park Zoo, Zoo New England announced.," 14 Sep. 2019 Benjamin got a tour of the warehouse on the Jelly Belly train and learned a lot about what jelly beans are made of. Dara Elasfar, Washington Post, "Kids visit playful exhibits and tours," 1 Sep. 2019 While Penelope opted for a rainbow dress covered in lollies and sweets, North's dress featured a plethora of candy prints, including gummy bears, jelly beans, and chocolate candies. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Celebrate North and Penelope's Birthdays With Candy Land Party," 16 June 2019 Best of all, the short-legged contestants, all 100 of them, look like the spawn of Weebles and jelly beans. Washington Post, "Ten under-the-radar games at E3 2019 you need to get excited about right now," 14 June 2019 Milkshakes are themed for holidays, seasons and other special occasions, like a recent Easter version with jelly beans, candy eggs, cookies and chocolate bunnies. Leeanne Griffin,, "Six extreme Connecticut milkshakes that are perfectly Instagrammable," 7 June 2019 The latest collaboration to satisfy our sweet tooth is Sally Hansen x Jelly Belly, 11 new nail polish shades designed to represent your favorite jelly bean flavors. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Sally Hansen Partnered With Jelly Belly for the Sweetest Beauty Collab You Can't Actually Eat," 15 Mar. 2019 Pipe snowman heads and use mini chocolate chips for eyes and jelly beans for noses. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Eggnog Mousse Snowmen," 29 Nov. 2018

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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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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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