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Jelly

Jelly
Origin: Formerly gelly, gely, f. Gelee 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.
(Science: botany) jelly plant, Australian name of an edible seaweed (Eucheuma speciosum), from which an excellent jelly is made. Jelly powder, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and collodion cotton; so called from its resemblance to calf’s-foot jelly.


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