Jelly meaning

jĕl'ē
To become jelly.
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(New Zealand, Australia, UK) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set.
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A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin.
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A similar dish made with meat.

Calf's-foot jelly.

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A soft, semisolid food substance with a resilient consistency, made by the setting of a liquid containing pectin or gelatin or by the addition of gelatin to a liquid, especially such a substance made of fruit juice containing pectin boiled with sugar.
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Something, such as a petroleum ointment, having the consistency of a soft, semisolid food substance.
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A shapeless, pulpy mass.

The hero's laser zapped the monster, turning it to jelly.

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Something, such as a body part, that has suddenly become limp or enervated.

Her knees turned to jelly when she learned she won first prize.

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A jellyfish.
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A jelly sandal.
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To cause to have the consistency of jelly.
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To acquire the consistency of jelly.

The consommé jellied in the refrigerator.

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A soft, partially transparent, semisolid food resulting from the cooling of fruit juice boiled with sugar, or of meat juice cooked down.
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Any substance like this; gelatinous substance.
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To make into jelly.
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To coat, fill, or serve with jelly.
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(zoology) Short for jellyfish.
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(slang, now rare) A pretty girl; a girlfriend.
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(US, slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
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(colloquial) Short for gelignite.
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(colloquial) A jelly shoe.
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To wiggle like jelly.
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To make jelly.
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(slang) Jealous.
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Origin of jelly

Middle English gelee from Old French from Vulgar Latin gelāta from Latin feminine past participle of gelāre to freeze gel- in Indo-European roots