WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
jel•ly /ˈdʒɛli/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -lies. 
  1. Fooda sweet, soft, sticky food spread on bread, etc., made of fruit juice boiled with sugar and sometimes pectin, then cooled: [uncountable]a sandwich made of peanut butter and jelly.[countable]some different jellies: orange, strawberry, and grape.
  2. any substance having such consistency:[uncountable]petroleum jelly for burned skin.
jel•ly•like, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
jel•ly  ( jelē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lies, v.,  -lied, -ly•ing, adj. 
  1. Fooda 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. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
  4. Clothinga plastic sandal or shoe.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.

  1. containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup;
    jellied:jelly apples.
jelly•like′, adj. 
  • Medieval Latin gelāta frozen, equivalent. to Latin gel- freeze + -āta -ate1; compare gel, cold
  • Old French gelee frozen jelly
  • Middle English gely 1350–1400

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