jelly

1. noun /ˈdʒɛl.i/
a) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set

Perfect jelly is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.

b) A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin

Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.

2. verb /ˈdʒɛl.i/
a) To wiggle like jelly.
b) To make jelly.

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  • jelly — jel ly, n.; pl. {Jellies}. [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel[ e]e jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See {Gelid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jelly — may refer to:* Gelatin, a translucent brittle solid substance, extracted from the collagen inside animals connective tissue ** Gelatin dessert, referred to as jelly in Britain and other countries, popular brands include Jell O, Rowntree s and… …   Wikipedia

  • jelly — [jel′ē] n. pl. jellies [ME gely < OFr gelée, a frost, jelly < fem. pp. of geler < L gelare, to freeze: see GELATIN] 1. a soft, resilient, partially transparent, semisolid, gelatinous food resulting from the cooling of fruit juice boiled… …   English World dictionary

  • Jelly — Jel ly, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jellying}.] To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jelly — bezeichnet: Jelly Roll Morton (* 1889–1941), eigentlich Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe, US amerikanischer Pianist, Komponist und Band Leader Jelly (Kunststoff), Kunststoff aus PVC mit bis zu 30% Weichmachern eine Variante des Namens Jelena …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jelly — ► NOUN (pl. jellies) 1) chiefly Brit. a dessert consisting of a sweet, fruit flavoured liquid set with gelatin to form a semi solid mass. 2) a small sweet made with gelatin. 3) a similar preparation or a substance of a similar semi solid… …   English terms dictionary

  • jelly — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. gelee a frost; jelly, lit. fem. pp. of geler congeal, from L. gelare to freeze, from gelu frost (see COLD (Cf. cold)). As a verb, c.1600, from the noun. Related: Jellied; jellying …   Etymology dictionary

  • jelly — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 a a soft stiffish semi transparent preparation of boiled sugar and fruit juice or milk etc., often cooled in a mould and eaten as a dessert. b a similar preparation of fruit juice etc. for use as a jam or a condiment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jelly — jellylike, adj. /jel ee/, n., pl. jellies, v., jellied, jellying, adj. n. 1. a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., esp. fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for… …   Universalium

  • jelly — (BrE) (AmE jello, Jell O™) noun 1 ADJECTIVE ▪ lemon, raspberry, strawberry, etc. VERB + JELLY/JELLO ▪ eat, have …   Collocations dictionary

  • jelly — [[t]ʤe̱li[/t]] jellies 1) N MASS Jelly is a transparent, usually coloured food that is eaten as a dessert. It is made from gelatine, fruit juice, and sugar. [BRIT] In the middle of the table stood a large bowl of jelly. N COUNT A container of… …   English dictionary

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