jello

[ jel-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɛl oʊ /

noun

a gelatin dessert.

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Origin of jello

Genericized spelling of trademarked Jell-O

Definition for jello (2 of 2)

Jell-O
[ jel-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɛl oʊ /

Trademark.

a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm.
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British Dictionary definitions for jello

Jell-o
/ (ˈdʒɛləʊ) /

noun

trademark (in US and Canada) jelly
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