Main definitions of jelly in English

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Pronunciation /ˈjelē/ /ˈdʒɛli/

nounjellies

  • 1A sweet, clear, semisolid spread or preserve made from fruit juice and sugar boiled to a thick consistency.

    • ‘They made apple jelly with the apples from the orchard.’
    • ‘Tart lemon jelly and crumbly crumbles went very well together, I thought.’
    • ‘Pour the custard off and just eat the jelly.’
    • ‘Orange jelly with fresh peach and pineapple slices, topped by double cream, finished the meal.’
    • ‘The orange jelly, though, was nothing more than a silly fancy on a rainy day.’
    • ‘The second act was a passion fruit jelly in an oyster shell - that was better.’
    • ‘Lunch may be with family or friends, and involve a classic roast followed by, say, fruit jelly made by the kids.’
    • ‘Uses are mainly for wine, fruit sauce, jelly, or fresh fruit.’
    • ‘And, after disastrous rehearsals, did an exceptional fruit jelly.’
    • ‘Adding cooking apples or damsons will ensure a perfect set in jam or jelly because of these fruits' high pectin levels.’
    • ‘The clusters can be frozen whole for jelly or juice.’
    • ‘Products with cooked elderberries, like juice or elderberry jelly, are perfectly safe, however.’
    • ‘Cane and beet sugar are the usual sources of sugar for jelly or jam.’
    • ‘For the guava jelly: In a saucepan, bring the guava juice and orange juice to a boil.’
    • ‘For the apple jelly: In small saucepan, combine juice and ascorbic acid.’
    • ‘A little dash of pumpkin pie spice in my pumpkin jelly and I was on to another blue ribbon winner.’
    • ‘A three-fruit jelly of distinct layers - blackberry, blueberry, raspberry - came with a deliciously intense fruit sauce.’
    • ‘Using a spoon, spread over the jelly so it covers the bottom crust.’
    • ‘You can keep this sauce, chilled as a jelly, in the fridge for up to a week.’
    • ‘Antonin selected fruits for the puddings - a nectarine plombie (ice cream) and oranges stuffed with layered jellies.’
    1. 1.1A clear gelatinous substance made with fruit or other ingredients and eaten with savory foods as a condiment.
      ‘roast duck with jalapeño jelly’
      • ‘It came with a red pepper cassonade, crab ice cream and a sliver of passion fruit jelly.’
      • ‘For example, the process of creating jelly or jam from fruit was similar to pickling.’
      • ‘In this country port was as essential as redcurrant jelly, the two being combined in Francatelli's delicious sauce for venison.’
      • ‘In Houston, a large jar of fruit jelly, which has a density similar to some explosives, triggered the alarm on a machine that scans checked luggage.’
      • ‘Spread the top of the layer with a generous 1/2 cup of the fruit jelly.’
      • ‘I also got extra points for using homemade blackberry jelly so graciously offered by a coworker.’
      • ‘I set a jar of mayo and a jar of red jelly in front of him.’
      • ‘The treatment back then was a diet of fried sheep thyroid glands with currant jelly on the side.’
      • ‘Nick peeked into the first basket, and passed me an apple jelly sandwich before taking a peanut butter one.’
      • ‘Mrs Von Trapp had the chicken liver parfait with green grape jelly.’
      • ‘I liked the kick it gave the chicken and the green grape jelly was a great balance.’
      • ‘Add the mustard powder, red currant jelly, and white wine.’
      • ‘She said that he was hopeless - living on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.’
      • ‘She went into the kitchen, and prepared a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.’
      • ‘"Oh, the jelly doughnuts, " he nodded knowingly.’
      • ‘In a bowl, mix together the lamb with the fresh mint or mint jelly.’
      • ‘Mine was filled with apricot and Jason's was peanut butter and strawberry jelly.’
      • ‘They can be quite tart, so are perfect for making sweet jams, jellies and ice cream.’
      • ‘All jams, jellies, and pickled products processed less than 10 minutes should be filled into sterile empty jars.’
      • ‘Nearly two-thirds of all restaurant visits include French fries, pepperoni, potato salad or jelly filling.’
    2. 1.2British A sweet, fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
      • ‘The Blackburn-based company has bought the soft fruit jellies business of Penguin Confectionery in a £428,000 deal.’
      • ‘The jelly is contained in a dome-shaped plastic cup with a peel off foil lid.’
      • ‘It is entirely possible that the jelly sweet stuck to his finger while he wet his finger to shine the ball.’
      • ‘Parents were warned not to allow their children to eat a jelly sweet which has been linked to 16 deaths elsewhere in the world.’
      • ‘A toddler is believed to have choked to death on a jelly sweet linked to more than a dozen deaths around the world.’
      • ‘Undercover council officers are to swoop on local shops in a bid to keep a killer jelly sweet out of Bolton.’
      • ‘Invert the jelly onto a cutting board and remove the mold and plastic wrap.’
      • ‘These elegant jellies look fantastically decadent at the end of a picnic.’
      • ‘The jelly sweets contain E425 Konjac - a banned additive that could present a choking hazard to children.’
      • ‘Served on a long white platter, the little row of apple treats starts with a pleasant apple jelly candy.’
      • ‘I've only just discovered how delicious jelly babies are here in the UK.’
      • ‘The child choked while eating a jelly sweet.’
      • ‘However, some people eat jellies, which are considered a delicacy.’
      • ‘Up close he looks like a child who has just eaten too much jelly at a birthday party.’
      • ‘These gentlemen want to sell us fruit, custard and jelly but they have no water.’
      • ‘What he dined on was hard to say: a chocolate-covered row of scallops, perhaps, or tuna tartare topped with a tuile of crispy green-tea jelly.’
      • ‘At the market, Wang Lung buys pork, lotus leaf, beef, beancurd, jelly, and at the candle shop, he buys a pair of incense sticks.’
      • ‘If they tried to clear my arteries, they'd find one filled with vanilla cream, one filled with jelly, and one dusted with powdered sugar.’
    3. 1.3A gelatinous savory preparation made by boiling meat and bones.
      • ‘There's hardly a bit of a pig you can't eat, from the head boiled up in a stewy soup to the trotters with their savoury jelly and morsels of meat.’
      • ‘It tasted like eating a hunk of quivering meat jelly.’
      • ‘Slow cooked, the sinew that makes meat tough becomes jelly.’
      • ‘She stuffed another bite of pot roast with jelly into her mouth and watched for the vamp's reaction.’
      • ‘In the kitchen, things which may need clarification are stock, clear soup, aspic, jelly, etc.’
      • ‘Those who wanted to build up the appetite, began by munching on seafood popiyat and meat jelly.’
      • ‘Put in the pulled breast, with any odd scraps of jelly, and stir about until the pieces are very hot indeed.’
      • ‘Sheep heads, rams' testicles, udders and jelly from the feet were all prepared for storage.’
      • ‘After preparation, the jelly was placed in a container and covered from dust, often not sealed in any way.’
      • ‘Similarly, the chicken wings come in Thai jelly, a sticky slick of savoury honey coating some very ruddy wings.’
      • ‘You would realize that too if you had to live on German jelly and bean stew for six months.’
      • ‘The statement also said the latest cases were likely caused by the consumption of tainted pork tongue in jelly.’
    4. 1.4Any substance of a gelatinous consistency.
      ‘spermicidal jellies’
      ‘frogs lay eggs coated in jelly’
      • ‘HIV positive women can use diaphragms and cervical caps for birth control, with spermicidal cream or jelly.’
      • ‘After peeling off outer skin, they polish it with castor oil, cactus jelly, curd, ghee and turmeric powder to make it smooth and slippery.’
      • ‘Spermicide comes as a foam, jelly, or cream, and kills sperm.’
      • ‘It is petroleum oil turned to jelly, and contains refined oil, gelliants, and butylated hydroxy toluene.’
      • ‘In either case you belong in the ‘Land of Misfit Toys’ with the choo choo train with square wheels and the water pistol that squirts jelly.’
      • ‘A sea-urchin egg is surrounded by a protective covering known as the vitelline envelope, which in turn is covered with a thick coat of jelly.’
      • ‘Use petroleum jelly on the rim of the cup for a tight fit.’
      • ‘Don't use petroleum jelly or a lit match to kill a tick.’
      • ‘I don't like the idea of using petroleum jelly or any other synthetic product internally.’
      • ‘They make royal jelly in glands near their mouthparts.’
      • ‘The cleared cuticles were mounted in glycerin jelly on glass slides for light microscopic examination.’
      • ‘Triad Disposables' hot new item - tubes of sterile lubricating jelly.’
      • ‘They are caused by clumps of material suspended in the vitreous jelly that fills the back of the eye.’
      • ‘Another thing that just wouldn't be the same without women is jelly wrestling.’
      • ‘As the Committee chairman testily remarked, this is a little like nailing jelly.’
      • ‘When this was done it formed a jelly like substance.’
      • ‘Her bones were melting like jelly now, descending along the edges ever so patiently, dripping slow as wax over her raw flesh.’
      • ‘For the soy jelly: In small saucepan, combine soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.’
  • 2jelliesJelly shoes.

transitive verbjellies, jellying, jellied

[with object]
  • Set (food) as or in a jelly.

    ‘the eels are stewed and jellied’
    • ‘We make great jellied salads, and we're okay with calling them ‘salads’ even though there isn't one lick of lettuce in them.’
    • ‘Preserves are made of small, whole fruits or uniform-size pieces of fruits in a clear thick, slightly jellied syrup.’
    • ‘I started to sprinkle the pudding with some jellied candies, and happily hummed a song as I went about doing it.’
    • ‘All the traditional English fare will be on offer during the day, such as roast beef, cockles and jellied eels, fish and chips, candy floss and popcorn.’
    • ‘Before Wright arrived, the forward line worked around Alan Smith, an unflashy 20-a-season man, a player as traditional as jellied eels.’
    • ‘There were jellied eels galore being passed round Roots Hall on Tuesday night as Southend reached the LDV Vans Final.’
    • ‘He's more East End than a Limehouse jellied eel in a pearly king's whistle.’
    • ‘So I piled Darren and Rob into the car and we headed down to Margate for some whelks and jellied eels.’
    • ‘Getting funding, however, is more slippery than jellied eel in a pie and mash shop.’
    • ‘His meals consist of Marmite sandwiches, Jublees, and jellied eels.’
    • ‘Skim off the fat and spoon out the now jellied stock into tubs and freeze until ready to use.’
    • ‘His eyes were yellow, jellied, and looked like they were filled with mucus.’
    • ‘In a blender purée one 10-ounce package frozen strawberries and one can of jellied cranberry sauce.’
    • ‘Holiday foods included jellied pigs feet, goose stuffed with prunes, and roasted suckling pig.’
    • ‘I know you like chocolates, but last year we took some chocolate candy and some of those strange jellied candies in little cups out to the orphanage.’
    • ‘Filling is minced meat with a cube of jellied broth.’
    • ‘I bet the only people who were glad that they got the game on pay-per-view reside in East London and have a penchant for jellied eels.’
    • ‘Over the putts, his backswing would become as long and wobbly as a jellied eel.’
    • ‘Anyhoo, what I'm trying to get across is that this mag is harder to get hold of than a jellied eel.’
    • ‘In Sweden it commonly includes herring, smoked eel, roast beef, tongue, jellied fish, boiled potatoes, and cheese.’
    conserve, bottle, tin, can, pot, chill, freeze, freeze-dry, quick-freeze, dry, desiccate, dehydrate

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French gelee ‘frost, jelly’, from Latin gelata ‘frozen’, from gelare ‘freeze’, from gelu ‘frost’.

Pronunciation

jelly

/ˈjelē/ /ˈdʒɛli/

Main definitions of jelly in English

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jelly2

Translate jelly into Spanish

Pronunciation /ˈjelē/ /ˈdʒɛli/

adjective

informal US
  • Jealous.

    • ‘I'm so jelly that you were at the show’
    • ‘trust me, you're gonna be jelly’

Origin

Early 21st century abbreviation of jealous.

Pronunciation

jelly

/ˈjelē/ /ˈdʒɛli/