noun (jell, ies, -)
- A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set
- 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 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.
- Jam that has been sieved to remove pieces of fruit before being allowed to set.
- (zoology) Short for jellyfish.
- (US slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
- Check out that girl shaking her jelly!
- (colloquial) Short for gelignite.
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