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jello

[jel-oh]
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noun
  1. a gelatin dessert.
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Origin of jello

genericized spelling of trademarked Jell-O

Jell-O

[jel-oh]
Trademark.
  1. 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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Jell-o

noun
  1. 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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