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
Recent Examples on the Web After dough has been crisped on the grill, spread it with bacon marmalade and sprinkle with rings of fresh red onion and pickled peppers*. Return to the grill so everything comes melds together at the same temperature., "This grilled bacon marmalade pizza is all you need for National Bacon Day," 30 Dec. 2019 They're filled to the brim with Turkish delight, champagne, caviar, sweet marmalades, pungent stilton, and gooey French cheeses. Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Spend a Classic Christmas in London," 25 Nov. 2019 The bright orange gourds go into a delicious custard inside Sacre Sucre’s calabaza tart, topped off with orange marmalade and streusel made from pumpkin seeds. Christina Tkacik,, "11 pumpkin foods to eat in the Baltimore area right now," 15 Oct. 2019 There's also a homey-looking pile of chestnut-flour brioche chestnut chips with verjus-poached pear marbles and pear sorbet, and a dense chocolate pavé with persimmon marmalade. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "The Boka group strikes again with Bellemore," 18 Jan. 2018 Gluten-free Fairgoers also can try the Grilled Sota Sandwich (cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on gluten-free Irish soda bread). 3. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Today at the Fair: Tuesday, Aug. 27: Military Appreciation Day," 27 Aug. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of marmalade was circa 1676

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10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Marmalade.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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