- 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.
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Examples from the Web for jello
Benjamin Sarlin talks to punk rock legend Jello Biafra, who hounded him the first time.Jerry Brown's Worst Enemy
March 2, 2010
Most of our meals consisted of boiled ham, Pancakes and jello.The Biography of a Rabbit
She was holding a plate of jello in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other and was shouting in outraged dignity."And That's How It Was, Officer"
Add the grated yellow rind of two oranges to the Jello; add the sugar and the water, boiling.
Any kind of raw vegetable, or chopped fruit can be put in a suitable flavor of Jello.Friendship Club Cook Book
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The tables were trimmed with flowers and frilled paper and there were cakes and Jello.Across the Fruited Plain
Florence Crannell Means
- 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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