mar·​ma·​lade | \ˈmär-mə-ˌlād \

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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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 Friends who had been opposed to cottage cheese up until that point were suddenly obsessed with it, all thanks to a little help from a scoop of marmalade. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I Add Jam to Tons of Recipes, and You Should, Too," 11 May 2018 There are fat slabs of pink prime rib coming out of the kitchen, but also dishes that treat plants as equal objects of lust, like cauliflower glazed with a fennel-olive marmalade and served with Parmesan sauce. Brett Martin, GQ, "GQ's Best New Restaurants in America, 2018," 23 Apr. 2018 Products: Apples, half-runner beans, honey, homemade pies, kale chips, cookies, eggs, wine, gift soaps, jelly, jam, marmalade, red velvet fudge brownies, sweet potatoes, okra, zucchini. Nancy Daly,, "The calendar says spring. Can farmers markets be far behind?," 23 Apr. 2018 Cottage cheese with orange marmalade and chopped walnuts was my first post-oatmeal jam undertaking. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "I Add Jam to Tons of Recipes, and You Should, Too," 11 May 2018 These glossy trees constantly produce intensely scented flowers, which develop into small, round fruits that are too sour to eat raw but make delicious, tangy marmalade. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Right On Your Balcony," 4 Apr. 2017

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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


mar·​ma·​lade | \ˈmär-mə-ˌlād \

Kids Definition of marmalade

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

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