Jelly is a chilled dessert known in the USA as jello, but famous throughout current and former British territories as jelly.

Jelly is simply finely granulated sugar, gelatin, food acid, colours and flavourings (such as raspberry, this nodist's favourite).

Jelly in Australia used to mean Aeroplane Jelly, probably one of the most famous of all Aussie foods, but since Aeroplane's (and Cottee's) acquisition by non-Australian global food conglomerates, Dick Smith Foods' Helicopter Jelly is now the national standard bearer.

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.]

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.

 

© 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.

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