jelly


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 bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
2. any substance having the consistency of jelly.
3. Chiefly Brit. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
4. a plastic sandal or shoe.
v.t., v.i.
5. to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
adj.
6. containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied: jelly apples.
[1350-1400; ME gely < OF gelee frozen jelly < ML gelata frozen, equiv. to L gel- freeze + -ata -ATE1; cf. GEL, COLD]

* * *

(as used in expressions)
Morton Jelly Roll

* * *

      a semitransparent confection consisting of the strained juice of various fruits or vegetables, singly or in combination, sweetened, boiled, slowly simmered, and congealed, often with the aid of pectin, gelatin, or a similar substance.

      The juices of most fruits and berries and many vegetables are suitable for processing into jelly. Juices high in pectin, such as those of citrus fruits and apples, congeal readily after cooking with sugar and may be added to the juices of low-pectin fruits, vegetables, and herbs, such as blueberries, green peppers, or mint, to promote gelling. Preserves, jams, conserves, and marmalades differ from jellies in their inclusion of whole fruit or fruit pulp.

      In the United States and elsewhere, fruit and berry jellies are eaten on breakfast breads and in the perennially popular peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Jams and preserves are a ubiquitous accompaniment to the scones and other baked goods of the British tea meal. Vegetable and herb jellies, such as those cooked from peppers, tomatoes, or mint, traditionally complement lamb and other meat dishes.

      The stiff, chewy consistency of the popular gumdrop and jelly bean candies is imparted by various grain starches. Jellies made from the seaweed extract agar-agar (agar), valued for their clarity and body, are used to coat various candy centres or to make colourful simulated fruit slices.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — (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


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.