[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 baby
noun 1. (Brit) a small sweet made from a gelatinous substance formed to resemble a baby in shape
[jel-ee-been] /ˈdʒɛl iˌbin/ noun 1. a small, bean-shaped, usually brightly colored candy with a hard sugar coating and a firm gelatinous filling. /ˈdʒɛlɪˌbiːn/ noun 1. a bean-shaped sweet with a brightly coloured coating around a gelatinous filling n. 1905, from jelly (n.) + bean (n.). So called for its shape. Soon used in U.S. slang […]
noun A fat person (1896+)
noun, Biochemistry. 1. an ovum-produced glycoprotein that causes adhesion of sperm to the ovum; fertilizin.