[ jel-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛl i /
noun, plural jel·lies.
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.
verb (used with or without object), jel·lied, jel·ly·ing.
to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied: jelly apples.
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materialize, crystallize, slow, slacken, wane, trail, decrease, falter, diminish, fail, fix, strengthen, reinforce, solidify, stabilize, clot, curdle, swell, congeal, condense
- jelly baby,
- jelly bag,
- jelly bean,
- jelly coat,
- jelly doughnut
Origin of jelly
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Examples from the Web for jellying
It is difficult to give the exact time for cooking, as apples vary in jellying properties.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
Hot sugar helps to jellying quickly—and the more haste there, the lighter and brighter the result.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South|Martha McCulloch Williams
/ (ˈdʒɛlɪ) /
noun plural -lies
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
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
Word Origin for jelly
C14: from Old French gelee frost, jelly, from geler to set hard, from Latin gelāre, from gelu frost
/ (ˈdʒɛlɪ) /
British a slang name for gelignite
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[ jĕl′ē ]
A semisolid resilient substance usually containing some form of gelatin in solution.
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