verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of jell
Examples from the Web for jell
When making jelly, too long cooking turns the mixture into a syrup that will not jell.
It will jell more easily, and, not being as sweet as otherwise, will possess a finer flavor.
As to picking would say we pick them when not quite ripe, as the average housewife claims they jell better than when over-ripe.
Add five pounds of granulated sugar and let boil until a little in a cold saucer will jell.American Cookery|Various
It never fails to jell, which point is the cause of so much anxiety to amateur jelly-makers.Golden Days for Boys and Girls|Various
British Dictionary definitions for jell
verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling or gelled
Word Origin for jell
Word Origin and History for jell
1830, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (v.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen "congeal," but it disappeared 15c.