jello

[ jel-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɛl oʊ /
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noun

a gelatin dessert.

Nearby words

  1. jellaba,
  2. jellicoe,
  3. jellied,
  4. jellies,
  5. jellify,
  6. jelly,
  7. jelly baby,
  8. jelly bag,
  9. jelly bean,
  10. jelly coat

Origin of jello

genericized spelling of trademarked Jell-O

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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Word Origin and History for jello

Jello

n.

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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