Definition of Jelly

1. Noun. An edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods.

Exact synonyms: Gelatin
Generic synonyms: Dainty, Delicacy, Goody, Kickshaw, Treat
Specialized synonyms: Calf's-foot Jelly, Gelatin Dessert, Aspic
Derivative terms: Jellify, Jellify

2. Verb. Make into jelly. "Jellify a liquid"
Exact synonyms: Jellify
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity

3. Noun. A preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit.
Generic synonyms: Conserve, Conserves, Preserve, Preserves
Specialized synonyms: Apple Jelly, Grape Jelly
Derivative terms: Jellify, Jellify

4. Noun. Any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin.
Generic synonyms: Substance
Specialized synonyms: Mineral Jelly, Petrolatum, Petroleum Jelly
Derivative terms: Jellify, Jellify

Definition of Jelly

1. n. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like.

2. v. i. To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly.

Definition of Jelly

1. Noun. (New Zealand Australia British) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set ¹

2. Noun. A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) (short for jellyfish) ¹

4. Noun. (slang now rare) A pretty girl; a girlfriend. ¹

5. Noun. (US slang) A large backside, especially a woman's. ¹

6. Noun. (colloquial) (short for gelignite) ¹

7. Noun. (colloquial) A jelly shoe. ¹

8. Verb. To wiggle like jelly. ¹

9. Verb. To make jelly. ¹

10. Adjective. (Internet slang) jealous ¹

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Definition of Jelly

1. to make into a jelly (a soft, semisolid substance) [v -LIED, -LYING, -LIES]

Medical Definition of Jelly

1. Origin: Formerly gelly, gely, F. Gelee jelly, frost, fr. Geler to freeze. L. Gelare; akin to gelu frost. See Gelid. 1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like. 2. The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly. Jelly bag, a bag through which the material for jelly is strained. Jelly mold, a mold for forming jelly in ornamental shapes. Jelly plant, Australian name of an edible seaweed (Eucheuma speciosum), from which an excellent jelly is made. Jelly powder, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and collodion cotton; so called from its resemblance to calf's-foot jelly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jelly

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jelly (current term)
jelly babies
jelly baby
jelly bean
jelly beans
jelly bracelet
jelly bracelets
jelly donut
jelly donuts
jelly doughnut
jelly doughnuts
jelly egg
jelly fish
jelly fungus

Literary usage of Jelly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1910)
"jelly MAKING.1 The object of the experiments reported was to determine as exactly as possible the conditions necessary for the formation of fruit jellies. ..."

2. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"Have ready a quart of jelly made with two ounces of isinglass; put to it the syrup, and boil it once up; strain off the jelly, and let it stand to settle as ..."

3. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry (1823)
"Vegetable jelly. VEGETABLE jelly may be obtained from the recently expressed juices of certain fruits, such as the currant and gooseberry. ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"i; £^7 X**l yA^BOUT -jelly HERE is no production of Father Neptune which is more delicate and beautiful, even if it is all ' too evanescent in its history, ..."

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