[mahr-muh-leyd, mahr-muh-leyd] /ˈmɑr məˌleɪd, ˌmɑr məˈleɪd/
a jellylike preserve in which small pieces of fruit and fruit rind, as of oranges or lemons, are suspended.
a preserve made by boiling the pulp and rind of citrus fruits, esp oranges, with sugar
(of cats) streaked orange or yellow and brown
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.”
noun 1. a shrub, Streptosolen jamesonii, of the nightshade family, native to South America, bearing showy trumpet-shaped orange flowers, grown as an ornamental or houseplant.
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noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. a tropical American sapotaceous tree, Calocarpum sapota, with durable wood: its fruit is used to make preserves Also called mamey