Meaning of marmalade in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːməleɪd/

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mass noun
  • A sweet food made from citrus fruit (especially bitter oranges) and sugar boiled to a thick consistency, usually eaten spread on toast.

    ‘my weekend breakfast of toast, homemade marmalade, and a huge pot of tea’
    • ‘It can be eaten as is or made into a jelly, marmalade, nectar, squash, or sherbet.’
    • ‘Spoon some of the orange marmalade around the dish and garnish with chocolate peppermint.’
    • ‘According to an EU ruling, marmalade can contain only citrus fruit, not apricots or other soft fruit.’
    • ‘There will be a selection of homemade jams, marmalade, preserves, cakes and quiches.’
    • ‘An hour later I'll probably have a glass of mango juice and two slices of cinnamon raisin toast with thick, chunky English marmalade.’
    • ‘The home-made marmalade was joyful and the coffee, served English-style in the pot, was of very superior quality.’
    • ‘There are always four pots of marmalade in the cupboard - I love eating it with bananas.’
    • ‘For breakfast I eat one slice of dry bread and marmalade, as anything more makes me feel sick.’
    • ‘Instead, I found myself lusting after bananas, marmalade, muesli, and the simple pleasure of a glass of cold milk.’
    • ‘He holds a silver tray with a silver teapot of the finest Darjeeling tea, small glass jars of marmalade and hot muffins.’
    • ‘Real coffee, proper fruit juice and toast spread with bitter-sweet marmalade.’
    • ‘A marmalade steamed pudding and a lemon crème moulée to finish were both superb.’
    • ‘Mildly spiced with a little kick of bitter marmalade to counteract the modest amount of sugar.’
    • ‘We managed to pick up some great mixed-citrus marmalade, but missed out on the Dundee cake.’
    • ‘The contrast between the bitter rind and sweet flesh makes them perfect for making marmalade.’
    • ‘Grate the apple over the bread, add the dried fruit and peel, stir in the sugar, marmalade, flour, eggs and spices.’
    • ‘Britain is a nation of marmalade lovers and no English breakfast is served without the perfect ending - toast and marmalade.’
    • ‘I'll have two pieces of toast, lightly buttered, with orange marmalade on the side.’
    • ‘The earliest known recipe for marmalade has been discovered in an 18th century book being auctioned in Edinburgh.’
    • ‘She took out a can of orange marmalade from fridge, opened it and put it on the kitchen table beside the cheese.’
    jam, jelly, marmalade, conserve, confection


Late 15th century from Portuguese marmelada ‘quince jam’, from marmelo ‘quince’, based on Greek melimēlon (from meli ‘honey’ + mēlon ‘apple’).