Complete Definition of "jelly"

English
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Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛli|-ɛli

Noun
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  1. UK A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set
  2. US a sweet gelatinous substance derived from fruit juices and pectin

#*1945, w:Fannie Merritt Farmer|Fannie Merritt Farmer and w:Wilma Lord Perkins revisor, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, Eighth edition - Perfect jelly is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.
#*1975, w:Irma S. Rombauer|Irma S. Rombauer and w:Marion Rombauer Becker|Marion Rombauer Becker, The Joy of Cooking 5th revision - Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.

  1. UK Jam that has been sieved to remove pieces of fruit before being allowed to set.
  2. zoology Short for jellyfish.
  3. (US slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.

#:Check out that girl shaking her jelly!

  1. colloquial Short for gelignite.

Quotations

  1. 2001 w:Destiny's Child|Destiny's Child: w:Bootylicious|Bootylicious (song)

#:I shake my jelly at every chance
#:When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance

  1. 2001 -- George Dell: Dance Unto the Lord (page 94)1

#:At that Sister Samantha seemed to shake her jelly so that she sank back into her chair.

Synonyms
i-c|dessert made by boiling gelatin i|US jello, Jell-O

Related terms
jelly baby
jelly bean
royal jelly
jellyfish

Translations
trans-top|dessert
Catalan: gelatina f
Finnish: hyytelö
French: gelée f
Italian: gelatina f
Japanese: ゼリー (zerī)
Portuguese: gelatina
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German: Gelee n, Sulz
Macedonian: желе n
Romanian: jeleu n
Spanish: gelatina f, jalea f
Russian: желе n
Persian: ژله
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trans-top|sweet gelatinous substance derived from fruit juices and pectin
Czech: želé n
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trans-top|jam
Catalan: melmelada f
Finnish: hillo
French: confiture f
Italian: marmellata f
Japanese: ジャム (jamu)
German: Marmelade f
Portuguese: geléia
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Latin: cylon
Romanian: marmeladă f
Spanish: mermelada f, confitura f
Swedish: sylt, marmelad
Russian: джем m, мармелад m
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trans-top|sieved jam
Finnish: marmeladi
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Italian: gelatina f
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trans-top|large backside
French: gros cul m
Italian: culone m
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Russian: жопа f
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