Definitions for: Jelly


[n] a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit
[n] an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
[n] a substance having the consistency of semi-solid foods
[v] make into jelly; "jellify a liquid"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous,
translucent substance in a condition between liquid and
solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like.

2. The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an
elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly.

Jelly bag, a bag through which the material for jelly is
strained.

Jelly mold, a mold for forming jelly in ornamental shapes.


Jelly plant (Bot.), Australian name of an edible seaweed
(Eucheuma speciosum), from which an excellent jelly is
made. --J. Smith.

Jelly powder, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and
collodion cotton; -- so called from its resemblance to
calf's-foot 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.

Synonyms: gelatin, jellify

See Also: apple jelly, aspic, calf's-foot jelly, change integrity, conserve, conserves, dainty, delicacy, gelatin dessert, goody, grape jelly, kickshaw, matter, mineral jelly, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, preserve, preserves, substance, treat

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