marmalade

noun mar·ma·lade \ ˈmär-mə-ˌlād \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of marmalade

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

Examples of marmalade in a Sentence

  1. a jar of orange marmalade

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Origin and Etymology of 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


MARMALADE Defined for English Language Learners

marmalade

noun

Definition of marmalade for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet jelly that contains pieces of fruit


MARMALADE Defined for Kids

marmalade

noun mar·ma·lade \ ˈmär-mə-ˌlād \

Definition of marmalade for Students

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


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