- 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
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Examples from the Web for jellylike
Historical Examples of jellylike
The egg white begins to coagulate at 134 degrees Fahrenheit, and it becomes white and jellylike at 160 degrees.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
After boiling they show a jellylike, half transparent white, and a reddish yellow, and are exceedingly delicious.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
Cautiously approaching him, I saw by his dull and jellylike eye that he was dead.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7
Charles H. Sylvester
The blood is dark in color, fluid, or only clotted into soft, jellylike masses.
Matter is found in the air tubes which form gutters through the jellylike mass of the diseased lung.
- 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
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.