jelly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( jel'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., adj. -lies, -lied, -ly•ing,
  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. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
  4. a 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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