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Jel"ly (?), n.; pl. Jellies (#). [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel'ee jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See Gelid.]


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.


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.


© Webster 1913.

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.


© Webster 1913.