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n. pl. jel·lies
1. 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.
2. Something, such as a petroleum ointment, having the consistency of a soft, semisolid food substance.
3. A shapeless, pulpy mass: The hero's laser zapped the monster, turning it to jelly.
4. 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.
5. A jellyfish.
6. A jelly sandal.
v. jel·lied, jel·ly·ing, jel·lies
To cause to have the consistency of jelly.
To acquire the consistency of jelly: The consommé jellied in the refrigerator.

[Middle English gelee, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *gelāta, from Latin, feminine past participle of gelāre, to freeze; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]


pl n
1. slang Brit gelatine capsules of temazepam, dissolved and injected as a recreational drug
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: jelly shoes shoes made from brightly coloured transparent plastic
[C20: shortened from gelatine]
References in classic literature ?
There they found the remains of a fine feast, and soon the two mice were eating up jellies and cakes and all that was nice.
Suppose we go and have some jellies at Dutton's," and the rogue Jos, willing to kill two birds with one stone.
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The local manufacturer of homemade gourmet jams and jellies introduces a new flavor to the already extensive line of Jalapeno Pepper Jellies.
Jellies explode in beige puffs as they are sucked into the spinning blades.
Just before serving spray into a separate bowl then spoon it onto jellies.
More and more cash-strapped parents are serving up jellies and shunning pricier posh puddings.
Sulfated fucans from the egg jellies of the closely related sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and Strongylocentrotus pallidus ensure species-specific fertilization.
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Jeghert trifle Youwillneedtwosugarfreestrawberry jellies, 100 grams of chopped trawberries and one small pot of low fat strawberry yoghurt Make up the jelly according to the pack instructions.