mar·​ma·​lade | \ ˈmär-mə-ˌlād How to pronounce marmalade (audio) \

Definition of marmalade

: a clear sweetened jelly in which pieces of fruit and fruit rind are suspended

Examples of marmalade in a Sentence

a jar of orange marmalade

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Multnomah Villagers have taken notice. Seared sea scallop nigiri is dabbed with a fragrant yuzu marmalade. Michael Russell,, "Yoshi’s in Southwest Portland redefines food cart sushi," 21 June 2019 At Midtown Global Market’s Taco Cat, located in the Taste of the Midtown Global Market booth at the International Bazaar, east wall Grilled Sota Sandwich: Cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair’s new foods include grits, lamb chops, duck wings and lots on a stick," 18 June 2019 The shop even has syrups, marmalades and jellies made from ingredients depicted in classic artworks. Claudia Dreifus, New York Times, "You Can Take It With You, and Museums Hope You Will," 12 Mar. 2018 The property’s restaurant takes a rather formal approach to local fare, with dishes like rack of lamb coated in Dalmatian spices and grilled Adriatic tuna with onion marmalade. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018 To see what all the fuss is about, try the Breakfast Martini, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and orange marmalade. Andrea Bennett, Condé Nast Traveler, "17 Best Bars in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 To complement the marmalade, Mattos goes for an unusual cheese for a burger: the ultra-melty Italian semisoft cheese taleggio. Paula Forbes, GQ, "These Toppings Are The Secret to Making a Good Burger Great," 29 June 2018 Each layer was filled twice with apricot marmalade and a kirsch flavored Bavarian cream. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen’s Carrot Cake, and More Unusual Celebrity Wedding Confections," 18 Apr. 2018 Culinary arts students sliced baguettes for crostini to be topped with maple duck breast and cranberry marmalade. Laura Crimaldi,, "Fall River vocational school pulls out all the stops to host Kennedy’s speech," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of marmalade

circa 1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marmalade

Middle English marmelat quince conserve, Portuguese marmelada, from marmelo quince, from Latin melimelum, a sweet apple, from Greek melimēlon, from meli honey + mēlon apple — more at mellifluous

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English Language Learners Definition of marmalade

: a sweet jelly that contains pieces of fruit


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Kids Definition of marmalade

: a jam containing pieces of fruit and fruit rind orange marmalade

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