What is jelly?

  • (noun): A preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit.
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More definitions of "jelly":

  • (noun): An edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods.
    Synonyms: gelatin
  • (verb): Make into jelly.
    Synonyms: jellify
  • (noun): A substance having the consistency of semi-solid foods.

Famous quotes containing the word jelly:

    Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one’s neighbour is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance grilled, scored, devilled, and served with mustard and cayenne pepper excites the appetite; whereas a slice of cold friend with currant jelly is but a sickly, unrelishing meat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    I love this child. Red-haired—patient and gentle like her mother—fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other. . . . It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way. . . . But for now, it’s jelly beans and “Old MacDonald” that unite us.
    Robert Fulghum (20th century)

    They were in the jelly of youth.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)