marmalade

[ mahr-muh-leyd, mahr-muh-leyd ]
/ ˈmɑr məˌleɪd, ˌmɑr məˈleɪd /

noun

a jellylike preserve in which small pieces of fruit and fruit rind, as of oranges or lemons, are suspended.

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Origin of marmalade

1515–25; < Portuguese marmelada quince jam, derivative of marmelo quince < Latin melimēlum a kind of apple < Greek melímēlon (méli honey + mêlon a fruit); see -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for marmalade

marmalade
/ (ˈmɑːməˌleɪd) /

noun

a preserve made by boiling the pulp and rind of citrus fruits, esp oranges, with sugar

adjective

(of cats) streaked orange or yellow and brown

Word Origin for marmalade

C16: via French from Portuguese marmelada, from marmelo quince, from Latin, from Greek melimēlon, from meli honey + mēlon apple
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