jelly bean


Definition of jelly bean 

: a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy

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Spin the wheel and then pick up the jelly bean that matches the same color. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "25 Fun Challenges to Play With Your Friends," 27 Nov. 2018 Make chimney: Coat with icing and add speckled white jelly beans. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Build the Ultimate Rustic Gingerbread House With These Easy-to-Follow Stencils," 14 Nov. 2018 Carve eyes, then hot-glue 2 black jelly beans as pupils. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Serve on platters lined with jelly beans if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts," 2 Oct. 2018 Squishy little jelly beans flavored like champagne. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to All Things Champagne This New Year's Eve," 27 Dec. 2017 Pipe dot of frosting on front tip of each head and add jelly bean nose. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mouse Cupcakes," 27 July 2018 Despite Juliet's best efforts to get the kids to cooperate (there was some bribery with jelly beans involved), the shoot didn't go very well. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "This Mom Captured Her Two Sets of Twins Together In the Sweetest Photo," 16 Feb. 2017 There's always a giant chocolate bunny, some chocolates in the shape of carrots, and jelly beans. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "What's the ultimate 'adult' Easter basket? Your favorite Louisville chefs weigh in," 28 Mar. 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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