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[n] a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit
[n] an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
[n] a substance having the consistency of semi-solid foods
[v] make into jelly; "jellify a liquid"


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Misc. Definitions

\Jel"ly\, n.; pl. {Jellies}. [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel['e]e jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See {Gelid}.]
1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like.
2. The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly. {Jelly bag}, a bag through which the material for jelly is strained. {Jelly mold}, a mold for forming jelly in ornamental shapes. {Jelly plant} (Bot.), Australian name of an edible seaweed ({Eucheuma speciosum}), from which an excellent jelly is made. --J. Smith. {Jelly powder}, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and collodion cotton; -- so called from its resemblance to calf's-foot jelly.
\Jel"ly\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jellied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jellying}.] To become jelly; to come to the state or consistency of jelly.

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