a gelatin dessert.

Origin of jello

genericized spelling of trademarked Jell-O




a brand of dessert made from a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring, dissolved in hot water and chilled until firm. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of jello

  • Benjamin Sarlin talks to punk rock legend Jello Biafra, who hounded him the first time.

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    Jerry Brown's Worst Enemy

    Benjamin Sarlin

    March 2, 2010

Historical Examples of jello

British Dictionary definitions for jello



trademark (in US and Canada) jelly
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Word Origin and History for jello



from Jell-O, trademark for powdered gelatin food, registered 1934 by The Jell-o Company of Canada, Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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