- a jellylike preserve in which small pieces of fruit and fruit rind, as of oranges or lemons, are suspended.
Origin of marmalade
Examples from the Web for marmalade
They require a great deal of stewing, and should be like a marmalade when done.
It will make a sort of marmalade, that is very good for colds.
You may make a charlotte with any sort of jam, marmalade, or fruit jelly.
Or you may fill the cavities with raspberry jam, or with any sort of marmalade.
Then fill up the cavity with marmalade, or with lemon and sugar.
- a preserve made by boiling the pulp and rind of citrus fruits, esp oranges, with sugar
- (of cats) streaked orange or yellow and brown
Word Origin and History for marmalade
late 15c., from Middle French marmelade, from Portuguese marmelada "quince jelly, marmalade," from marmelo "quince," by dissimilation from Latin melimelum "sweet apple," originally "fruit of an apple tree grafted onto quince," from Greek melimelon, from meli "honey" (see Melissa) + melon "apple" (see malic). Extended 17c. to "preserve made from citrus fruit."