Definition of marmalade in English:


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  • 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



/ˈmärməˌlād/ /ˈmɑrməˌleɪd/


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