[jel-ee] /ˈdʒɛl i/
noun, plural jellies.
a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., especially fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
any substance having the consistency of jelly.
Chiefly British. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
a plastic sandal or shoe.
verb (used with or without object), jellied, jellying.
to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; :
noun (pl) -lies
a fruit-flavoured clear dessert set with gelatine US and Canadian trademark Jell-o
a preserve made from the juice of fruit boiled with sugar and used as jam
a savoury food preparation set with gelatine or with a strong gelatinous stock and having a soft elastic consistency: calf’s-foot jelly
anything having the consistency of jelly
(informal) a coloured gelatine filter that can be fitted in front of a stage or studio light
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
(Brit) a slang name for gelignite
late 14c., from Old French gelee “a frost; jelly,” noun use of fem. past participle of geler “congeal,” from Latin gelare “to freeze,” from gelu “frost” (see cold (adj.)).
c.1600, from jelly (n.). Related: Jellied; jellying.
jelly jel·ly (jěl’ē)
A semisolid resilient substance usually containing some form of gelatin in solution.
- Jelly mould
noun 1. a mould made of glass, copper, etc, used to make a jelly in a decorative shape 2. (NZ) a member of any of three orders (Auriculariales, Tremellales, and Dacrymycetales) of basidiomycetous fungi that grow on trees and have a jelly-like consistency when wet. They include the conspicuous yellow brain fungus (Tremella mesenterica), the […]
noun 1. a thin, rectangular layer of sponge cake, spread with fruit jelly and rolled up. 2. Slang: Vulgar. noun [sexual senses perhaps related to jelly, ”semen,” found by 1622]
- Jelly roll pan
noun a baking sheet with one-inch-deep sides for making a thin sponge cake
- Jelly shoe
noun a type of children’s sandal or shoe made from flexible transparent plastic Examples Children are not allowed to wear jelly shoes to the park and recreation program. Usage Note pl jelly shoes, jellies