- a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., especially fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
- any substance having the consistency of jelly.
- Chiefly British. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
- a plastic sandal or shoe.
- to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
- containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied: jelly apples.
Origin of jelly
Related Words for jellygelatin, preserve, mass, extract, pulp, jell, pectin, unction, balm, ointment, salve
Examples from the Web for jelly
Contemporary Examples of jelly
Roll the pork over the stuffing, like a jelly roll, until the seam is facing down and the fat back is on top.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
The second upped the ante, taking aim at “cray,” “jelly,” “literally,” “teehee,” and “totes.”Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist
November 13, 2014
Puddings were treats for birthdays and special occasions: chocolate cake, or jelly and ice-cream.If You're Fat You've Only Got Yourself to Blame
April 15, 2014
Available for both iOS and Android, Jelly is definitely worth playing around with this weekend.This Week’s Hot Apps: Jelly, Confide, Yahoo News Digest, Lumosity Mobile
January 10, 2014
“Gary just tweeted that there are jelly doughnuts in the break room,” she says.Rebel Wilson’s ‘Super Fun Night’ Is Not So Fun
October 2, 2013
Historical Examples of jelly
If the juice is boiled too long, the jelly will be darker than it should be.
This should be skimmed off as it forms, for it is a detriment to the jelly.
To be right, jelly should be clear, bright, and not too dark.
Then like a mass of jelly out of its mould I plopped onto my chair.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
You may serve it up in a glass bowl, in glass cups, or in jelly glasses.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
- a fruit-flavoured clear dessert set with gelatineUS and Canadian trademark: Jell-o
- a preserve made from the juice of fruit boiled with sugar and used as jam
- a savoury food preparation set with gelatine or with a strong gelatinous stock and having a soft elastic consistencycalf's-foot jelly
- anything having the consistency of jelly
- informal a coloured gelatine filter that can be fitted in front of a stage or studio light
- to jellify
Word Origin for jelly
- British a slang name for gelignite
Word Origin and History for jelly
late 14c., from Old French gelee "a frost; jelly," noun use of fem. past participle of geler "congeal," from Latin gelare "to freeze," from gelu "frost" (see cold (adj.)).
c.1600, from jelly (n.). Related: Jellied; jellying.
- A semisolid resilient substance usually containing some form of gelatin in solution.